kvell
[ kvel ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
1960s; Yiddish from kveln, from Middle High German, literally "well up"
Synonyms
  • laud celebrate admire
Antonyms
  • disapprove dishonor criticize condemn castigate
Definition
to be extraordinarily pleased; especially, to be bursting with pride, as over one's family
Example
A) She has a lot to kvell about since her daughter just got into that doctoral program. B) The whole family would kvell with the big softball win, as it gave their business a huge boost in attention.
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