exuberant

[ ig-zoo-ber-uhnt ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 15th century; Latin

from Latin exuberantem (nominative exuberans) "superfluous; extraordinary," present participle of exuberare

Synonyms

  • animated
  • excited
  • lively

Antonyms

  • apathetic
  • depressed
  • dull

Definition

abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.

Example

They were exuberant after the birth of their daughter.

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