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[ig-zuhl-tnt] /ɪgˈzʌl tnt/
exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant.
Origin of exultant
1645-55; < Latin ex(s)ultant- (stem of ex(s)ultāns), present participle of exultāre to exult; see -ant
Related forms
exultantly, adverb
nonexultant, adjective
nonexultantly, adverb
unexultant, adjective
unexultantly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for exultant
  • We know enough to fill us with happy confidence and exultant hopes.
  • But museum officials have been less exultant about some of their benefactor's other generosity.
  • Spina's tapping was at variously times sly, insinuating, mocking and exultant.
  • Lucky us, sings an exultant empress at the height of her power.
  • At the last, the victor's right: the exultant crowing, a body taut with pride of power.
  • Later came the voices, exultant in the thrill of discovery.
  • She continued to smile, and there was something communicative and exultant in her expression.
  • When they shot him doing it, he didn't feel exultant or martyred.
British Dictionary definitions for exultant


elated or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success
Derived Forms
exultance, exultancy, noun
exultantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for exultant

1650s, from Latin exultantem/exsultantem, present participle of exultare/exsultare (see exult). Related: Exultantly.

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