exultant

adjective
ex·ul·tant | \ ig-ˈzəl-tᵊnt \

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.

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A few feet away, her husband seemed exultant, chatting up a peer from Brigham Young University’s Class of 1971, suggesting best practices for medal distribution to volunteers, spotting a gentleman in a hoodie from his former city. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, "Mitt Romney Wants In Again. There Is One Catch.," 10 June 2018 Their own path was charted years ago by clotheshorses and exultant dressers André 3000 and Diddy. Samuel Hine, GQ, "The Elusive Lil Uzi Vert Talks Jeff Koons and How He Found His Voice in Fashion," 14 May 2018 The artwork, which is exultant and has been likened to classic Greek sculpture, is one of 21 artworks that are part of this year's installation of Sculpture Milwaukee along Wisconsin Ave. Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Friday's the unveiling for Sculpture Milwaukee on Wisconsin Ave.; here's a first look," 1 June 2018 The central government is exultant, since the project which irrigates Beijing was built at vast cost and against some opposition. The Economist, "China has built the world’s largest water-diversion project," 5 Apr. 2018 There’s chatter — frenzied and buoyant, discouraged and exultant — in these changes, which suggest endless exchanges among a writer and early readers. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Tennessee Williams, Restless and Revising," 12 Feb. 2018 But the breakthrough, however fleeting, is exultant. Nathaniel Friedman, Billboard, "I've Never Felt Better In My Life: The Fall's 'The Classical' and Mark E. Smith's Terrible, Glorious Freedom," 26 Jan. 2018 But all are written in Chinese, so virtually nobody from Kazakhstan has a clue to the exultant message. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, "A Visa-Free Zone Welcomes Your Wallet. But Maybe Not Your Beard.," 8 Jan. 2018 Republicans delivered their sweeping plan to an exultant President Donald Trump, who signed it into law Friday. Jennifer Peltz, USA TODAY, "Exes and taxes: How the tax overhaul would alter alimony," 24 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of exultant

1653, in the meaning defined above

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exultant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of exultant

: very happy and excited

exultant

adjective
ex·ul·tant | \ ig-ˈzəl-tᵊnt \

Kids Definition of exultant

: very happy and excited

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exultantly adverb

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