follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

exuberant

[ig-zoo-ber-uh nt] /ɪgˈzu bər ənt/
adjective
1.
effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant:
an exuberant welcome for the hero.
2.
abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
3.
extremely good; overflowing; plentiful:
exuberant health.
4.
profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant:
exuberant vegetation.
Origin of exuberant
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin exūberant- (stem of exūberāns), present participle of exūberāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + ūberāre to be fruitful (derivative of ūber fertile); see -ant
Related forms
exuberantly, adverb
overexuberant, adjective
overexuberantly, adverb
unexuberant, adjective
unexuberantly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for exuberantly
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Whereupon they all became so exuberantly happy that Nathalie had rather a hard time pinning them down to their usual duties.

    The Liberty Girl Rena I. Halsey
  • He was exuberantly conscious of the great roll of bank-notes bulging in his pocket.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
  • He held a paper in his hand; his demeanour was deferential and exuberantly polite.

  • This group includes the robust, florid, exuberantly healthy people.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Cathbarr roared out a laugh, exuberantly as a boy, and carefully spread Brian's legs open on the table.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • And I went exuberantly out—so exuberantly that I left my hat upon his table, and was obliged to hasten back for it.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • He praised Buchanan, if not exuberantly, still sufficiently.

    Martin Van Buren Edward M. Shepard
British Dictionary definitions for exuberantly

exuberant

/ɪɡˈzjuːbərənt/
adjective
1.
abounding in vigour and high spirits; full of vitality
2.
lavish or effusive; excessively elaborate: exuberant compliments
3.
growing luxuriantly or in profusion
Derived Forms
exuberance, noun
exuberantly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin exūberāns, from ūberāre to be fruitful, from ūber fertile
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for exuberantly

exuberant

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French exubérant and directly from Latin exuberantem (nominative exuberans) "overabundance," present participle of exuberare "be abundant, grow luxuriously," from ex- "thoroughly" + uberare "be fruitful," related to uber "udder," from PIE root *eue-dh-r- (see udder). Related: Exuberantly; exuberate; exuberating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
exuberantly in Medicine

exuberant ex·u·ber·ant (ĭg-zōō'bər-ənt)
adj.
Proliferating or growing excessively.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for exuberant

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for exuberantly

23
26
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for exuberantly