Definition of exuberant
1 : extreme or excessive in degree, size, or extent exuberant prosperity
Examples of exuberant in a Sentence
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
Here we are at a jousting tournament in medieval England, and as the armored knights charge each other on horseback the exuberant crowd sings along to the old Queen heavy-metal anthem “We Will Rock You.” And does the wave! —David Ansen, Newsweek, 14 May 2001
A few years ago, I learned to expect that at the end of a linguistics class that I was teaching, as I consulted with a few students before we vacated the room, the air would suddenly be lacerated by fat bass tracks and streams of exuberant invective. Tupac, as they say, was in the house. The class that was about to begin was an elective called “The Poetry of Tupac Shakur.” —John McWhorter, New Republic, 22 Oct. 2001
They're the hardwood wunderkinds who think NEXT is now: the NBA's teen set. And like puppies, they're winningly exuberant (if not housebroken). Well, maybe not so “winning.” —ESPN, 25 Dec. 2000
His exuberant personality makes him fun to be around.
exuberant crowds rushed to greet the returning national champions in collegiate basketball
Recent Examples of exuberant from the Web
From denim jackets decorated with extraordinarily detailed depictions of the Russian circus, to shirts displaying an almost cubist treatment of Vladimir Putin, Dobrayakova's exuberant designs immediately struck chords within the fashion universe.
Chance announced that there were 60,000 fans under the big roof for the Essence Music Festival finale, and most of the crowd stayed put for his exuberant act that ended after midnight.
Catcher Mike Rivera (4) leads the exuberant parade of Gators out of the dugout after Florida sealed its first baseball national title on Tuesday night.
A cross-cultural study found that Japanese parents of children with Williams were far more uneasy with their children’s exuberant affection than were American parents of children with the same condition.
Our exuberant tour guide invited them up, a man and young girl, to stand on the level wooden platform.
They were chosen from 22 semifinalists on June 9 by a panel of judges before an exuberant, packed audience in White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
At a postgame victory celebration, where exuberant and drunken teens carouse at Kevin’s house, a serious event occurs that traumatizes Peter’s 15-year-old daughter Maya — and polarizes Beartown’s inhabitants.
The New York Times called Kate Hamill's bouncy, jaunty take on this classic an unconditional delight, and Time Out called it an exuberant and thoroughly modern exploration of ageless emotions.
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Synonym Discussion of exuberant
EXUBERANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exuberant for English Language Learners
: very lively, happy, or energetic : filled with energy and enthusiasm
: existing in large amounts : very plentiful
EXUBERANT Defined for Kids
Definition of exuberant for Students
: filled with energy and enthusiasm The audience applause … rose in an exuberant swell … — Lois Lowry, The Giver
Medical Definition of exuberant
: characterized by extreme proliferation exuberant granulation tissue remarkably exuberant metastatic calcification—Sandy Muspratt
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