Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Definitions for ebullient
- Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
- Boiling up or over.
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Citations for ebullient
The glasses he wore for astigmatism gave him a deceptively clerkish appearance, for he had an ebullient, gregarious personality, a hot temper, and an outsized imagination.
He was no longer an ebullient, energetic adolescent.
Origin of ebullient
Ebullient comes from Latin ebullire, "to bubble up," from e-, "out of, from" + bullire, "to bubble, to boil."