ex·​u·​ber·​ance | \ ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rən(t)s \

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

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But where some investors see dynamic exuberance, others see a market increasingly threatened by a confluence of forces including onerous domestic regulations and global trade tensions. Liza Lin, WSJ, "In China, a Dot-Com Déjà-Vu," 13 Oct. 2018 Her looks were radical acts—declarations of delight and exuberance. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Glamour, "I'm an Immigrant. When I Spend Money on Makeup, I'm Paying to Feel Safe.," 17 Dec. 2018 The teen enters the local pageant with exuberance and confidence, never questioning her value for a second. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, ""Dumplin'" Star Maddie Baillio on Shattering Stereotypes About Fat People and Playing Body-Positive Roles," 7 Dec. 2018 Their pleasure and exuberance are an end in themselves: Hanging out with them is to share in their joy. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "Skate Kitchen Is Chock-Full of Memorable Characters," 10 Aug. 2018 In another sign of exuberance, investors are overlooking lofty valuations and measly—or zero—profits to have a shot at outsized returns. Corrie Driebusch, WSJ, "Tech Startups Stoke Market For IPOs," 18 Oct. 2018 Fans back home in Zagreb, Croatia, took to the streets to celebrate, lighting flares and waving flags in a sea of exuberance. Ronald Blum, The Christian Science Monitor, "Croatia will make its first-ever appearance in World Cup final," 12 July 2018 Investors have begun to wonder if the period of global exuberance is over. The Economist, "World economic growth is slowing. Don’t worry—yet," 19 May 2018 Huge grin, that beautiful Saoirse calm, peaceful, exuberance. Alexa Tietjen | Wwd, latimes.com, "Why Saoirse Ronan and stylist Elizabeth Saltzman ‘didn’t want to go dark’ for the Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of exuberance

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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