One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘exuberant groups of guests were dancing on the terrace’
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
informal bubbly, bouncy, peppy, zingy, upbeat, chipper, chirpy, smiley, sparky, full of beans
North American informal peart
literary gladsome, blithe, blithesome
archaic as merry as a grig, of good cheer
2‘an exuberant coating of mosses’
luxuriant, lush, rich, abundant, abounding, superabundant, profuse, copious, plentiful, riotous, prolific, teeming, flourishing, thriving, vigorous
dense, thick, rank, rampant, overgrown, jungle-like
3‘she flung her arms wide apart in exuberant welcome’
effusive, lavish, extravagant, fulsome, expansive, gushing, gushy, demonstrative, exaggerated, dramatic, theatrical, actorly, unreserved, unrestrained, unlimited, wholehearted, generous
excessive, superfluous, prodigal
informal over the top, OTT
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