[ eg-zuhl-tey-shuhn, ek-suhl- ]
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  1. the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.

Origin of exultation

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin ex(s)ultātiōn- (stem of ex(s)ultātiō), equivalent to ex(s)ultāt(us) (past participle of ex(s)ultāre to exult) + -iōn--ion
  • Also ex·ult·an·cy [ig-zuhl-tn-see], /ɪgˈzʌl tn si/, ex·ult·ance.

Other words from exultation

  • non·ex·ul·ta·tion, noun
  • self-ex·ul·ta·tion, noun

Words Nearby exultation

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How to use exultation in a sentence

  • Matt listened to the steady hum of the Comet's twin cylinders with an exultation he could not conceal.

    Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
  • The soul of her youth clamored for its rights; for a share in the world's glory and exultation.

  • The feeling of exultation so common to artists who finally reach the goal of their ambition was wanting in Diotti this morning.

    The Fifth String   | John Philip Sousa
  • Again the murmurs rose up, but Winston sat silent, his pulses throbbing with a curious exultation.

    Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss