Definition of exuberant in English:

exuberant

adjective

  • 1Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

    ‘giddily exuberant crowds’
    ‘flamboyant and exuberant architectural invention’
    • ‘The mood of the crowd was very cheerful and exuberant.’
    • ‘She was in her usual exuberant mood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He had never seen his manager so animated or exuberant.’
    • ‘Everyone looked fit and well and appeared to be in supremely good health as well as exuberant and excited mood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They don't even try to fit in with the younger, more exuberant and well-dressed crowd.’
    • ‘Though exuberant, the crowd assembled fell far short in number from the masses that gathered in 1963.’
    • ‘Mary Tyler Moore looked wonderful, and the hat toss was exactly the right exuberant gesture.’
    • ‘Fisticuffs, drinking, and also mockery of power-holding elders were expressions of the exuberant energy of the young.’
    • ‘However, to those uninitiated into Clive's plans and untouched by his exuberant enthusiasm, there seems to be a bit of a problem.’
    • ‘She was normally exuberant and excited to be seeing him at the end of a long, hard day.’
    • ‘His eyes glint and dart with mischief, his gestures are as exuberant as his rhetorical flourishes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The 16-year-old Canadian turned a relatively oblivious crowd into exuberant fans with his incredible stage show.’
    • ‘He is an exuberant young man full of energy.’
    • ‘To feel sad and depressed is an undesirable life; to feel exuberant and full of zest is the way life ought to be lived.’
    • ‘Women came driving donkeys and weaving straw; children climbed by their sides, full of exuberant chatter.’
    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. 1.1literary Growing luxuriantly or profusely.
      ‘exuberant foliage’
      • ‘Prune as needed to keep the exuberant foliage from casting unwanted shade on neighboring plants.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Along with a love of warm weather, they bring the exuberant look of tropical abundance.’
      luxuriant, lush, rich, abundant, abounding, superabundant, profuse, copious, plentiful, riotous, prolific, teeming, flourishing, thriving, vigorous
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Origin

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’).

Pronunciation

exuberant

/iɡˈzo͞ob(ə)rənt//ɪɡˈzub(ə)rənt/