One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph.
overjoyed, exultant, triumphant, joyful, jumping for joy, rejoicing, cock-a-hoop, exuberant, elated, thrilled, gleeful, euphoric, ecstatic, beside oneself with happiness, enraptured, in raptures, rhapsodic, transported, walking on air, in seventh heaven, on cloud nineView synonyms
- ‘The Sligo fans were definitely jubilant and dozens of camera phones captured the moment but that's as far as it went.’
- ‘By the time I returned to my mother's, she was jubilant because she had received two phone calls to assure her that the bag was safe and well.’
- ‘The jubilant crowd shrieked as the balls sailed into the stands' perimeters and crashed into the boundary.’
- ‘But those who took part were jubilant that in their eyes the event had been ‘such a success’.’
- ‘At Martin's family home in neighbouring Conception Bay, however, the mood was jubilant.’
- ‘After the game the jubilant fans carried on celebrating, filling the pubs and painting the Welsh capital blue and white.’
- ‘More than 150 jubilant residents clapped and cheered as plans to build homes on a children's play area were thrown out.’
- ‘And jubilant retail bosses are celebrating a similar success story throughout last year.’
- ‘Mark Williams was jubilant after his title triumph ended his 26-month wait for a tournament win on home soil.’
- ‘It started on election night 1998 with John Howard jubilant before an ecstatic crowd.’
- ‘The two had been out together the previous night, and Montgomery appeared tired but jubilant.’
- ‘Students, former guerrilla fighters, police and soldiers took to the streets in a jubilant parade.’
- ‘Tourism bosses are jubilant at the publicity Scarborough is receiving prior to the 2004 holiday season.’
- ‘Foreign companies were jubilant, since they would get unprecedented access to the Chinese market.’
- ‘The streets were packed, and the mood was jubilant, as more and more policemen and women continued to pour in during the afternoon.’
- ‘She walks slowly down a street now emptied of cars and people, but soon breaks into a jubilant run.’
- ‘The jubilant winners said they would relax for a couple of days before preparing for the television round.’
- ‘The mood was jubilant and Edith thought that her exile and imprisonment were finally over.’
- ‘The big fellow immediately sprinted towards jubilant home fans and was booked for throwing his jersey to the ground.’
- ‘A jubilant Oxford crew spray the bubbly as they celebrate an impressive row in the 151st Boat Race.’
Mid 17th century (originally in the sense ‘making a joyful noise’): from Latin jubilant- ‘calling, hallooing’, from the verb jubilare (see jubilate).
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