self exultation


[eg-zuhl-tey-shuhn, ek-suhl-]
the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.
Also, exultancy [ig-zuhl-tn-see] , exultance.

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

nonexultation, noun
self-exultation, noun Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

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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