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1Full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness:‘a noisy bunch of exuberant youngsters’
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, zestfulView synonyms
- ‘Mary Tyler Moore looked wonderful, and the hat toss was exactly the right exuberant gesture.’
- ‘She maintains the cheerfully exuberant demeanor all through the session, especially when showing me the pictures.’
- ‘Everyone looked fit and well and appeared to be in supremely good health as well as exuberant and excited mood.’
- ‘The 16-year-old Canadian turned a relatively oblivious crowd into exuberant fans with his incredible stage show.’
- ‘The folk dances were a bit bouncy, rather than earthbound, but done with exuberant energy.’
- ‘The mood of the crowd was very cheerful and exuberant.’
- ‘He had never seen his manager so animated or exuberant.’
- ‘His eyes glint and dart with mischief, his gestures are as exuberant as his rhetorical flourishes.’
- ‘They don't even try to fit in with the younger, more exuberant and well-dressed crowd.’
- ‘He is an exuberant young man full of energy.’
- ‘The quietness doesn't promise the coming of an exuberant crowd.’
- ‘To feel sad and depressed is an undesirable life; to feel exuberant and full of zest is the way life ought to be lived.’
- ‘However, to those uninitiated into Clive's plans and untouched by his exuberant enthusiasm, there seems to be a bit of a problem.’
- ‘Though exuberant, the crowd assembled fell far short in number from the masses that gathered in 1963.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Women came driving donkeys and weaving straw; children climbed by their sides, full of exuberant chatter.’
- ‘She was normally exuberant and excited to be seeing him at the end of a long, hard day.’
- ‘Fisticuffs, drinking, and also mockery of power-holding elders were expressions of the exuberant energy of the young.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She was in her usual exuberant mood.’
- 1.1 Characterized by a vigorously imaginative artistic style:‘exuberant, over-the-top sculptures’
- ‘His exuberant style and strong narrative add to his creative substance.’
- ‘The rococo style is characterized by exuberant decoration and ornament frequently based on such natural motifs as shells, rocks, flowers, and leaves.’
- ‘Constructed of pine, its painted surface is an exuberant expression of the artist's imagination and creativity.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.2literary Growing luxuriantly or profusely:‘exuberant foliage’
luxuriant, lush, rich, abundant, abounding, superabundant, profuse, copious, plentiful, riotous, prolific, teeming, flourishing, thriving, vigorousView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘He was just 40, and in this rural idyll he began to paint landscapes filled with lush, exuberant nature.’
- ‘Prune as needed to keep the exuberant foliage from casting unwanted shade on neighboring plants.’
- ‘Along with a love of warm weather, they bring the exuberant look of tropical abundance.’
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).
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