Definition of exuberance in US English:

exuberance

noun

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

    ‘a sense of youthful exuberance’
    • ‘This season, bold geometric shapes are omnipresent, with various lines in particular adding rhythm and exuberance to the fabrics.’
    • ‘Zack was this elfin TV producer who more than made up in exuberance what he lacked in inches.’
    • ‘Chosen from among 13 entrants, Tlale was bubbling with exuberance.’
    • ‘I loved the atmosphere, the sheer tacky, gaudy, exuberance of it all.’
    • ‘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 keynote was messianic fervour and religious exuberance.’
    • ‘I felt the exuberance of people who were leaving behind a life of no future for one of limitless possibilities.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, there's a compelling exuberance to the music-making, a sense of shared possibilities being discovered.’
    • ‘Innocence, in contrast, radiates childlike pleasure and exuberance.’
    • ‘Her rhythms were dead-on crisp and accurate, and she brought out all the color and exuberance the score demands.’
    • ‘I yelled, hoping my exuberance would break the language barrier.’
    • ‘There is no exuberance or shouts of joy in any of these photographs.’
    • ‘However, all the exuberance expressed may just have been to hide from the horrors being witnessed.’
    • ‘And yet I was entertained, due to the sheer exuberance of the production.’
    • ‘Everyone who reads Paul Muldoon will be dazzled by his linguistic exuberance.’
    • ‘The exuberance with which he engages every topic attests to the wonders he can accomplish with his prose.’
    • ‘I suspect "just out of school" exuberance fueled my mad dash out the door.’
    • ‘We were among the first to share with you what's going on with the exuberance around the country with early voting.’
    • ‘They embody youthful exuberance combined with the wisdom of age.’
    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’
      • ‘China now is showing the most exuberance, growing as one of the world's leading manufacturing powers.’
      • ‘In the Central Valley, blazingly hot but well irrigated, gardens grow with tropical exuberance.’
      • ‘There is an exuberance of life in the remarkably fertile waters of the Strait of Georgia.’
      • ‘The high-definition TV debacle may partly reflect such technological exuberance.’
      • ‘The minimal nature of the centre is an appropriate contrast to the exuberance of the main church.’
      • ‘A gazebo, garden seats, the grottoes and the waterside plantings will convey the exuberance of the Victorian garden.’

Pronunciation

exuberance

/ɪɡˈzub(ə)rəns//iɡˈzo͞ob(ə)rəns/