exultancy

exultation

[eg-zuhl-tey-shuhn, ek-suhl-]
noun
the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.
Also, exultancy [ig-zuhl-tn-see] , exultance.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ex(s)ultātiōn- (stem of ex(s)ultātiō), equivalent to ex(s)ultāt(us) (past participle of ex(s)ultāre to exult) + -iōn- -ion

nonexultation, noun
self-exultation, noun
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exultant (ɪɡˈzʌltənt)
 
adj
elated or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success
 
ex'ultance
 
n
 
ex'ultancy
 
n
 
ex'ultantly
 
adv

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exultation
early 15c., from M.Fr. exulter, from L. exultare, frequentative of exsilire "leap out or up," from ex- "forth" + salire "to leap" (see salient). Notion is of leaping or dancing for joy.
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