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Ebullient

Pronunciation: [ ih-buhl-yuhnt ]

Definition: adjective

overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited

Origin: 1590; Latin


Etymology: from Latin ebullient- ‘boiling up’, from the verb ebullire, from e- (variant of ex- ) ‘out’ + bullire ‘to boil’

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • agitated

  • brash

  • buoyant

  • effervescent

  • exuberant

  • irrepressible

Example: The winner of the race was in an ebullient mood once she crossed the finish line.

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