exuberance

noun
ex·​u·​ber·​ance | \ ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rən(t)s How to pronounce exuberance (audio) \

Definition of exuberance

1 : the quality or state of being exuberant youthful exuberance
2 : an exuberant act or expression

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Examples of exuberance in a Sentence

the exuberance of the housing market was an encouraging economic indicator
Recent Examples on the Web That willingness to look ahead, rather than the irrational exuberance that characterizes stock-market bubbles, has been the most important driver of extreme valuations this year. Mike Bird, WSJ, "New Covid-19 Strain Can’t Overturn Bullish Market Narrative Yet," 21 Dec. 2020 For all its exuberance, this is very much the work of a man in his 80s, aware that his remaining time is brief. Wendy Smith, Washington Post, "André Gregory’s ‘This Is Not My Memoir’ is a free-form monologue about his quest for meaning in life and art," 9 Dec. 2020 There’s nothing mournful or lugubrious here, but exuberance, vivacity, a piercing clarity of vision that characterizes all of Morris’ work. Rachel Donadio, Travel + Leisure, "The Extraordinary Life of Jan Morris, Travel Writer and Pioneering Trans Person," 8 Dec. 2020 The two college students have hiking experience to go along with youthful exuberance and boundless energy that will have to sustain them for a long stretch of time. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, "Hikers taking on 8,000 mile journey," 8 Dec. 2020 Injecting a performance with a festive exuberance does not, for him, require a live audience. Washington Post, "Josh Groban can’t sing in concert halls now, so he’s been singing in the shower. Next up: His first holiday special, streamed.," 2 Dec. 2020 The crowd was announced at 20,164, and every Rubio assist, every upcourt dash, was greeted with exuberance. Star Tribune, "Ricky Rubio's return: Timberwolves order a second helping of Rickymania," 19 Nov. 2020 The movie musical, shot up with Hollywood steroids under Murphy’s direction, strains to replicate the show’s opening exuberance. Charles Mcnulty Theater Critic, Los Angeles Times, "Meryl Streep is queen of Netflix’s ‘Prom,’ an LGBTQ message musical gone Hollywood," 3 Dec. 2020 But the reproduction number of investors’ exuberance can be very high. The Economist, "Could the vaccine help ailing emerging-market shares?," 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of exuberance

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Exuberance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exuberance. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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