- 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.
Origin of exult
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Examples from the Web for exultingly
"Mark was all right, whatever he said," cried the old man, exultingly.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
"So far so good," thought Willis exultingly, as he drove off.The Pit Prop Syndicate
Freeman Wills Crofts
"Now the boy may do his worst," said James Grey, exultingly.Tom, The Bootblack
I told her, exultingly, that I was appointed sergeant-major of our battalion.
I told you so,” cried Pat exultingly; “we shall have as many as we like to catch.The Three Admirals
- 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)
Word Origin and History for exultingly
1560s, "to leap up;" 1590s, "to rejoice, triumph," from Middle French exulter, from Latin exultare/exsultare "leap about, leap for joy," frequentative of exsilire "to leap up," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). The notion is of leaping or dancing for joy. Related: Exulted; exulting.