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exult

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verb ex·ult \ig-ˈzəlt\

Simple Definition of exult

  • : to feel or show great happiness

  • : to say (something) in a very excited and happy way

Full Definition of exult

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to leap for joy

  3. 2 :  to be extremely joyful :  rejoice <the team exulted in their victory>

ex·ult·ing·ly play \-ˈzəl-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of exult

  1. That was the best meal I've ever had! he exulted.

  2. <the winners of the Super Bowl spent the next week exulting in their victory>



Origin of exult

Middle French exulter, from Latin exsultare, literally, to leap up, from ex- + saltare to leap — more at saltation


First Known Use: 1548

Rhymes with exult



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