Definition of exuberant in English:



  • 1Full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness.

    ‘a noisy bunch of exuberant youngsters’
    • ‘She was normally exuberant and excited to be seeing him at the end of a long, hard day.’
    • ‘Mary Tyler Moore looked wonderful, and the hat toss was exactly the right exuberant gesture.’
    • ‘The mood of the crowd was very cheerful and exuberant.’
    • ‘To feel sad and depressed is an undesirable life; to feel exuberant and full of zest is the way life ought to be lived.’
    • ‘The 16-year-old Canadian turned a relatively oblivious crowd into exuberant fans with his incredible stage show.’
    • ‘Though exuberant, the crowd assembled fell far short in number from the masses that gathered in 1963.’
    • ‘Women came driving donkeys and weaving straw; children climbed by their sides, full of exuberant chatter.’
    • ‘However, to those uninitiated into Clive's plans and untouched by his exuberant enthusiasm, there seems to be a bit of a problem.’
    • ‘Fisticuffs, drinking, and also mockery of power-holding elders were expressions of the exuberant energy of the young.’
    • ‘His eyes glint and dart with mischief, his gestures are as exuberant as his rhetorical flourishes.’
    • ‘He is an exuberant young man full of energy.’
    • ‘However, at most music shows these days, organisers and security personnel don't seem to mind exuberant youngsters climbing onto their chairs, just to wave and sway, keeping time to the music.’
    • ‘Everyone looked fit and well and appeared to be in supremely good health as well as exuberant and excited mood.’
    • ‘She was in her usual exuberant mood.’
    • ‘They don't even try to fit in with the younger, more exuberant and well-dressed crowd.’
    • ‘The second time, he covered the same material and used the same textbook, but made a big effort to be more exuberant, adding hand gestures and varying the pitch of his voice.’
    • ‘The folk dances were a bit bouncy, rather than earthbound, but done with exuberant energy.’
    • ‘He had never seen his manager so animated or exuberant.’
    • ‘The quietness doesn't promise the coming of an exuberant crowd.’
    • ‘She maintains the cheerfully exuberant demeanor all through the session, especially when showing me the pictures.’
    ebullient, buoyant, cheerful, sunny, breezy, jaunty, light-hearted, in high spirits, high-spirited, exhilarated, excited, elated, exultant, euphoric, joyful, cheery, merry, jubilant, sparkling, effervescent, vivacious, enthusiastic, irrepressible, energetic, animated, full of life, lively, vigorous, zestful
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    1. 1.1Characterized by a vigorously imaginative artistic style.
      ‘exuberant, over-the-top sculptures’
      • ‘His exuberant style and strong narrative add to his creative substance.’
      • ‘His style is clear and exuberant, his opinions, whether we agree with them or not, are expressed forcefully, often with humour and a little gentle malice.’
      • ‘His versatile and exuberant style captured the attention of galleries and collectors across the United States and more than 700 of his paintings sold in three years.’
      • ‘Constructed of pine, its painted surface is an exuberant expression of the artist's imagination and creativity.’
      • ‘The rococo style is characterized by exuberant decoration and ornament frequently based on such natural motifs as shells, rocks, flowers, and leaves.’
      • ‘Derain's lifelong versatility is evident in his far less exuberant but still cheerful riverscape, The Pool of London, painted at about the same time.’
    2. 1.2literary Growing luxuriantly or profusely.
      ‘exuberant foliage’
      • ‘He was just 40, and in this rural idyll he began to paint landscapes filled with lush, exuberant nature.’
      • ‘There are myriad greens in this landscape but in winter the new growth brings forth a richer than rich green - a vibrant, exuberant, vivid celebration of green.’
      • ‘Along with a love of warm weather, they bring the exuberant look of tropical abundance.’
      • ‘Prune as needed to keep the exuberant foliage from casting unwanted shade on neighboring plants.’
      luxuriant, lush, rich, abundant, abounding, superabundant, profuse, copious, plentiful, riotous, prolific, teeming, flourishing, thriving, vigorous
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘overflowing, abounding’): from French exubérant, from Latin exuberant- being abundantly fruitful, from the verb exuberare (based on uber fertile).