June 11th, 2019

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Tuesday word: Exuberant

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Exuberant (adjective)
ex·u·ber·ant [ig-zoo-ber-uhnt]


adjective
1. effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.
2. abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
3. extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.
4. profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.

RELATED FORMS
ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb
o·ver·ex·u·ber·ant, adjective
o·ver·ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb
un·ex·u·ber·ant, adjective
un·ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb

RELATED WORDS
spirited, brash, animated, vigorous, elated, buoyant, cheerful, lively, sprightly, passionate, excited, ebullient, effusive, lush, lavish, ardent, bouncy, chipper, eager, effervescent

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Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English < Latin exuberant- (stem of exuberans ), present participle of exuberare, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + uberare to be fruitful (derivative of uber fertile); see -ant

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