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exultant

[ig-zuhl-tnt] /ɪgˈzʌl tnt/
adjective
1.
exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant.
Origin
1645-1655
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
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  • 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

exultant

/ɪɡˈzʌltənt/
adjective
1.
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
adj.

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

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