[ ig-zoo-ber-uhnt ]
/ ɪgˈzu bər ənt /
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effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.
abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.
profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.
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Origin of exuberant
OTHER WORDS FROM exuberant
ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverbo·ver·ex·u·ber·ant, adjectiveo·ver·ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverbun·ex·u·ber·ant, adjective
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How to use exuberant in a sentence
It was like a naughty, overexuberant child shouting week-a-day songs at a funeral.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for exuberant
/ (ɪɡˈzjuːbərənt) /
abounding in vigour and high spirits; full of vitality
lavish or effusive; excessively elaborateexuberant compliments
growing luxuriantly or in profusion
Derived forms of exuberantexuberance, nounexuberantly, adverb
Word Origin for exuberant
C15: from Latin exūberāns, from ūberāre to be fruitful, from ūber fertile
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Medical definitions for exuberant
[ ĭg-zōō′bər-ənt ]
Proliferating or growing excessively.
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