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 His supporters were crestfallen; BBI’s were exultant. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Last September, President Donald Trump was exultant. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 12 May 2021 Its permanent exhibits, ever mindful of the nation’s enduring racial inequalities, are nonetheless a kind of exultant retrospective: the objects on display there are artifacts of a moral triumph. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2021 Its engine is turbine-smooth and hungry for revs, surging towards the 6,900 rpm cutoff with an exultant bellow. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2021 Biden and his allies, however, were exultant at the outcome, noting that the president had proposed an ambitious package to help combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic and offer Americans economic relief, and ultimately succeeded. Marianna Sotomayor, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Mar. 2021 This is why iconoclasts like Fuentes and Jones have often seemed more exultant than angry since Election Day. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 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, 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, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of exultant

1653, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2021

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“Exultant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exultant. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for exultant

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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