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exultation

[eg-zuhl-tey-shuh n, ek-suhl-] /ˌɛg zʌlˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sʌl-/
noun
1.
the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.
Also, exultancy
[ig-zuhl-tn-see] /ɪgˈzʌl tn si/ (Show IPA),
exultance.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin ex(s)ultātiōn- (stem of ex(s)ultātiō), equivalent to ex(s)ultāt(us) (past participle of ex(s)ultāre to exult) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonexultation, noun
self-exultation, noun
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Word Origin and History for self exultation
exultation
early 15c., from M.Fr. exulter, from L. exultare, frequentative of exsilire "leap out or up," from ex- "forth" + salire "to leap" (see salient). Notion is of leaping or dancing for joy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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