exultant

[ig-zuhl-tnt]
adjective
exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin ex(s)ultant- (stem of ex(s)ultāns), present participle of exultāre to exult; see -ant

exultantly, adverb
nonexultant, adjective
nonexultantly, adverb
unexultant, adjective
unexultantly, adverb
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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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exultant
1650s, from L. exultantem/exsultantem, prp. of exultare/exsultare (see exult). Related: Exultantly.
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Example sentences
We know enough to fill us with happy confidence and exultant hopes.
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.
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