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exult

[ ig-zuhlt ]
/ ɪgˈzʌlt /
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Definition of exult

verb (used without object)
to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory.
Obsolete. to leap, especially for joy.
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Origin of exult

1560–70; <Latin ex(s)ultāre to leap up, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + -sultāre (combining form of saltāre to leap)

OTHER WORDS FROM exult

ex·ult·ing·ly, adverbself-ex·ult·ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exult

exalt, exult
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British Dictionary definitions for exult

exult
/ (ɪɡˈzʌlt) /

verb (intr)
to be joyful or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success; rejoice
(often foll by over) to triumph (over); show or take delight in the defeat or discomfiture (of)

Derived forms of exult

exultation (ˌɛɡzʌlˈteɪʃən), nounexultingly, adverb

Word Origin for exult

C16: from Latin exsultāre to jump or leap for joy, from saltāre to leap

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