Un jubilant

jubilant

[joo-buh-luhnt]
adjective
showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant: the cheers of the jubilant victors; the jubilant climax of his symphony.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin jūbilant- (stem of jūbilāns, present participle of jūbilāre to shout, whoop), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ant- -ant

jubilance, jubilancy, noun
jubilantly, adverb
unjubilant, adjective
unjubilantly, adverb
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jubilant (ˈdʒuːbɪlənt)
 
adj
feeling or expressing great joy
 
[C17: from Latin jūbilāns shouting for joy, from jūbilāre to give a joyful cry, from jūbilum a shout, wild cry]
 
'jubilance
 
n
 
'jubilancy
 
n
 
'jubilantly
 
adv

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jubilant
1667, from L. jubilantem (nom. jubilans), prp. of jubilare "to call to someone," in Christian writers, "to shout for joy," related to jubilum "wild shout." First attested in Milton. Jubilation is much older in Eng. (1388), from O.Fr. jubilacion, from L. jubilationem (nom. jubilatio), from jubilare.
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