exuberance

noun
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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Singular exuberance’ Lang Lang has pursued his career with singular exuberance. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Lang Lang's recovery: Will he ever play in Philly again?," 12 July 2018 But the work as a whole stands up, with its sharply drawn wit, its scenic velocity, and its brilliantly hybrid score infused with that youthful exuberance from first bar to last. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, "Tanglewood opens with Bernstein’s exuberance, Lang Lang’s return," 8 July 2018 Paul Pogba, at 25, is curbing his natural exuberance, his playground-football instincts and putting in more sober, stable performance in the midfield. John Leicester, chicagotribune.com, "With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty," 10 July 2018 Like Kaplan, when Brooks is inspired by an issue like displacement and homelessness, her exuberance can be captivating. Otis R. Taylor Jr., SFChronicle.com, "Oakland Councilwoman Kaplan says Mayor Schaaf vulnerable to challenge," 17 June 2018 Those of us who watched his exuberance,his love for the game and the people who played and the people who watched and returned that love, never thought or worried about demons. Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "May 3, 2012: Farewell, Junior Seau," 3 May 2018 Greene is also confident that the clip's exuberance well reflects the song, a twangy rocker that opens the EP. Gary Graff, Billboard, "Jackie Greene's 'Crazy Comes Easy' Video Finds a Three-Time Cancer Survivor Dancing Through Life: Premiere," 25 June 2018 His body language didn’t convey relief, exuberance, or even satisfaction. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "Kevin Durant's Déjà Vu Dagger Caps the Best Game of His Life," 7 June 2018 The line was apparently improvised by a kid visiting the set that day, and Hemsworth delivers it with a kid’s exuberance, capturing the joy of a genre expectation fulfilled. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "The best superhero stories admit that superheroes are ridiculous," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of exuberance

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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