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Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Definitions for ebullient

  1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
  2. 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. Jon Lee Anderson, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
He was no longer an ebullient, energetic adolescent. Linda Simon, Genuine Reality: A Life of William James
Origin of ebullient
1590-1600
Ebullient comes from Latin ebullire, "to bubble up," from e-, "out of, from" + bullire, "to bubble, to boil."
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