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exult

[ig-zuhlt] /ɪgˈzʌlt/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin ex(s)ultāre to leap up, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -sultāre (combining form of saltāre to leap)
Related forms
exultingly, adverb
self-exulting, adjective
Can be confused
exalt, exult.
Synonyms
1. delight, glory, revel.
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Examples for exulting
  • We cannot be sure that good shall triumph, which makes those instances where it does-even partially-all the more exulting.
  • The sound is the dry thatch filling with water, swelling, and the frogs are exulting with the rain.
  • And they are doing what all proud parents do--exulting.
  • Then she gave a remarkably poised performance that left her exulting at the end.
  • Something within me reaches back to birth and fills me with exulting.
  • He accepted the award with delight, exulting in being thought worthy to maintain the cause of his family.
  • For those who live where voting is pretty much taken for granted, it is bracing to see people exulting after casting a ballot.
British Dictionary definitions for exulting

exult

/ɪɡˈzʌlt/
verb (intransitive)
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)
Derived Forms
exultation (ˌɛɡzʌlˈteɪʃən) noun
exultingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin exsultāre to jump or leap for joy, from saltāre to leap
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Word Origin and History for exulting
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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