exultant

adjective
ex·​ul·​tant | \ ig-ˈzəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce exultant (audio) \

Definition of exultant

: filled with or expressing great joy or triumph : jubilant an exultant cheer exultant fans

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Other Words from exultant

exultantly adverb

Examples of exultant in a Sentence

The crowd let out an exultant cheer. Researchers are exultant over the new discovery.
Recent Examples on the Web This is why iconoclasts like Fuentes and Jones have often seemed more exultant than angry since Election Day. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "Among the Insurrectionists," 15 Jan. 2021 Their exultant participation in the riot represented some of the most extreme political action that any group of evangelicals has taken in recent history. Matthew Avery Sutton, The New Republic, "The Capitol Riot Revealed the Darkest Nightmares of White Evangelical America," 14 Jan. 2021 But also, and perhaps most profoundly, as a proud native New Yorker, to see my hometown in full flower, flexing and showing off as only New York can feels exultant. Patrick Vaill, Town & Country, "What Makes Dash & Lily a Perfect New York City Story?," 14 Nov. 2020 The same exultant mood was breaking out across the state. Los Angeles Times, "Fireworks, Champagne and dancing in the streets of L.A. as Biden and Harris win," 7 Nov. 2020 After the Lakers won the Conference Finals, James, sitting on the court, exultant, his shoes off and confetti swirling around his head, reflected on Davis’s resplendent performance in the series. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "Pondering Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ Oddly Enigmatic Star," 7 Oct. 2020 Just as early filmmakers smeared Vaseline onto the camera lens to achieve a soft glow, Hall’s embroideries, which have been shown at the NADA and Outsider Art Fairs, cast her memories through a dense, exultant light. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, "How a Revered Studio for Artists with Disabilities Is Surviving at a Distance," 24 Sep. 2020 When the Crew Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico last Sunday—completing the first manned space mission from American soil in nine years—Mikhail Kokorich was exultant. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "The New ‘Gold Rush in Space’," 7 Aug. 2020 The day Rhonda Clark graduated from Potomac High School in Oxon Hill in 1980, a photographer captured her crossing the stage with both arms open wide, reaching high — exultant, on the verge of laughter. Donna St. George, Washington Post, "Rhonda Clark, ‘Lil Honey,’ remembered as fun-loving, family-minded, ‘a jolly soul’," 1 July 2020

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First Known Use of exultant

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exultant was in 1653

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26 Jan 2021

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“Exultant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exultant. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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exultant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of exultant

: very happy and excited

exultant

adjective
ex·​ul·​tant | \ ig-ˈzəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce exultant (audio) \

Kids Definition of exultant

: very happy and excited

Other Words from exultant

exultantly adverb

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