Definition of exuberance in US English:

exuberance

noun

  • 1The quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness; ebullience.

    ‘a sense of youthful exuberance’
    • ‘They embody youthful exuberance combined with the wisdom of age.’
    • ‘I yelled, hoping my exuberance would break the language barrier.’
    • ‘The keynote was messianic fervour and religious exuberance.’
    • ‘A boxer's exuberance can sometimes be exasperating.’
    • ‘Jamie, 30, can be forgiven his exuberance: he came to the campaign straight from a Catholic seminary.’
    • ‘The exuberance with which he engages every topic attests to the wonders he can accomplish with his prose.’
    • ‘Innocence, in contrast, radiates childlike pleasure and exuberance.’
    • ‘Zack was this elfin TV producer who more than made up in exuberance what he lacked in inches.’
    • ‘I suspect "just out of school" exuberance fueled my mad dash out the door.’
    • ‘Everyone who reads Paul Muldoon will be dazzled by his linguistic exuberance.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, there's a compelling exuberance to the music-making, a sense of shared possibilities being discovered.’
    • ‘We were among the first to share with you what's going on with the exuberance around the country with early voting.’
    • ‘However, all the exuberance expressed may just have been to hide from the horrors being witnessed.’
    • ‘Her rhythms were dead-on crisp and accurate, and she brought out all the color and exuberance the score demands.’
    • ‘Chosen from among 13 entrants, Tlale was bubbling with exuberance.’
    • ‘There is no exuberance or shouts of joy in any of these photographs.’
    • ‘And yet I was entertained, due to the sheer exuberance of the production.’
    • ‘I loved the atmosphere, the sheer tacky, gaudy, exuberance of it all.’
    • ‘This season, bold geometric shapes are omnipresent, with various lines in particular adding rhythm and exuberance to the fabrics.’
    • ‘I felt the exuberance of people who were leaving behind a life of no future for one of limitless possibilities.’
    ebullience, buoyancy, cheerfulness, sunniness, breeziness, jauntiness, light-heartedness, high spirits, exhilaration, excitement, elation, exultation, euphoria, joy, joyfulness, cheeriness, gaiety, jubilation, sparkle, effervescence, vivacity, enthusiasm, irrepressibility, energy, animation, life, liveliness, vigour, zest
    luxuriance, lushness, richness, abundance, superabundance, profusion, proliferation, copiousness, riotousness, vigour
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    1. 1.1 The quality of growing profusely; luxuriance.
      ‘houseplants growing with wild exuberance’
      • ‘The high-definition TV debacle may partly reflect such technological exuberance.’
      • ‘There is an exuberance of life in the remarkably fertile waters of the Strait of Georgia.’
      • ‘In the Central Valley, blazingly hot but well irrigated, gardens grow with tropical exuberance.’
      • ‘The minimal nature of the centre is an appropriate contrast to the exuberance of the main church.’
      • ‘China now is showing the most exuberance, growing as one of the world's leading manufacturing powers.’
      • ‘A gazebo, garden seats, the grottoes and the waterside plantings will convey the exuberance of the Victorian garden.’

Pronunciation

exuberance

/iɡˈzo͞ob(ə)rəns//ɪɡˈzub(ə)rəns/