exult

[ig-zuhlt]
verb (used without object)
1.
to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory.
2.
Obsolete. to leap, especially for joy.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin ex(s)ultāre to leap up, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -sultāre (combining form of saltāre to leap)

exultingly, adverb
self-exulting, adjective

exalt, exult.


1. delight, glory, revel.
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exult (ɪɡˈzʌlt)
 
vb
1.  to be joyful or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success; rejoice
2.  (often foll by over) to triumph (over); show or take delight in the defeat or discomfiture (of)
 
[C16: from Latin exsultāre to jump or leap for joy, from saltāre to leap]
 
 
exultation
 
n
 
ex'ultingly
 
adv

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exult
to rejoice, triumph, 1590s, from Fr. exulter, from L. exultare/exsultare, freq. of exsilire to leap up, from ex- out + salire to leap (see salient). The notion is of leaping or dancing for joy. Related: Exulted; exulting.
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He hadn't exulted in his explanations or revealed any joy or even a hint of pleasure in what he had to do.
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