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ebullient

[ih-buhl-yuh nt, ih-boo l-] /ɪˈbʌl yənt, ɪˈbʊl-/
adjective
1.
overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited:
The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
2.
bubbling up like a boiling liquid.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin ēbullient- (stem of ēbulliēns 'boiling up,' present participle of ēbullīre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + bulli- (derivative of bulla 'a bubble') + -ent- -ent
Related forms
ebulliently, adverb
nonebullient, adjective
nonebulliently, adverb
unebullient, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un ebullient

ebullient

/ɪˈbʌljənt; ɪˈbʊl-/
adjective
1.
overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; exuberant
2.
boiling
Derived Forms
ebullience, ebulliency, noun
ebulliently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ēbullīre to bubble forth, be boisterous, from bullīre to boil1
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Word Origin and History for un ebullient
ebullient
1590s, "boiling," from L. ebullientem, prp. of ebullire "to spout out, burst out," from ex- "out" + bullire "to bubble" (see boil (v.)). Figurative sense of "enthusiastic" is first recorded 1660s.
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