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exuberance

[ig-zoo-ber-uh ns] /ɪgˈzu bər əns/
noun
1.
Also, exuberancy. the state of being exuberant.
2.
an instance of this:
His pranks are youthful exuberances.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin exūberantia. See exuberant, -ance
Related forms
nonexuberance, noun
nonexuberancy, noun
overexuberance, noun
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  • My parents' exuberance was contagious and I especially caught it bad.
  • In the vein of all great music expeditions, there will be copious amounts of youthful exuberance and high decibel levels for all.
  • It is inspiring to read about her energy, intelligence and exuberance for life.
  • There may be some irrational exuberance going on there.
  • Pilkey's irreverent exuberance is irresistible nonetheless.
  • Hayley's exuberance at their camaraderie is palpable.
  • That anticipatory exuberance cut across party lines.
  • The volunteers sometimes feel caught between their own creative exuberance and the school's demand for discipline.
  • The exuberance might be admirable, but the headlong dashing and lurching around are major distractions.
  • They seemed a bit put off by your excitement and exuberance.
Word Origin and History for exuberance
n.

1630s, from French exubérance (16c.), from Latin exuberantia "superabundance," noun of state from exuberare (see exuberant). Exuberancy attested from 1610s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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