exuberant


ex·u·ber·ant

adjective \ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rənt\

: very lively, happy, or energetic : filled with energy and enthusiasm

: existing in large amounts : very plentiful

Full Definition of EXUBERANT

1
:  extreme or excessive in degree, size, or extent <exuberant prosperity>
2
a :  joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic <exuberant praise> <an exuberant personality>
b :  unrestrained or elaborate especially in style :  flamboyant <exuberant architecture>
3
:  produced in extreme abundance :  plentiful <exuberant foliage and vegetation>
ex·u·ber·ant·ly adverb

Examples of EXUBERANT

  1. His exuberant personality makes him fun to be around.
  2. <exuberant crowds rushed to greet the returning national champions in collegiate basketball>
  3. Steven Spielberg's career has been famously schizoid. On the one hand, he has made films borne aloft by exuberant juvenility (the Indiana Jones pictures, Jurassic Park, and so forth); on the other hand, he has made mature films of serious intent (The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan). And … there is also a third hand: he has combined those two types, most notably in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, in which he transmuted a fascinating science fiction film into near-theology. —Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic, 23 July 2001

Origin of EXUBERANT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin exuberant-, exuberans, present participle of exuberare to be abundant, from ex- + uber fruitful, from uber udder — more at udder
First Known Use: 15th century

ex·u·ber·ant

adjective \ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXUBERANT

: characterized by extreme proliferation <exuberant granulation tissue> <remarkably exuberant metastatic calcification—Sandy Muspratt>

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