exultation

noun
ex·​ul·​ta·​tion | \ˌek-(ˌ)səl-ˈtā-shən, ˌeg-(ˌ)zəl-\

Definition of exultation 

: the act of exulting : the state of being exultant

Examples of exultation in a Sentence

The crowd cheered in exultation.

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The exultation also felt like a message to Simmons’s boyhood friend Didi Gregorius, the Yankees’ shortstop. Billy Witz, New York Times, "Anything Andrelton Can Do, Didi Will Try to Do Better," 29 Apr. 2018 Alex Jebailey stood in the middle of a wrestling ring on Friday night, his hands raised in victory – but his exultation wasn’t just about winning a match. Jay Reddick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Daytona event brings together video-game and pro-wrestling enthusiasts," 5 July 2018 The exultation by the president and others of the greatness of North Korea doing this evades me. Fox News, "Politics of President Trump's foreign policy," 11 May 2018 Race, religion, resistance, self-doubt, revolution, lust, paranoia, exultation — Lamar tackles all these and more with equal insight, wit and force. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Kendrick Lamar scores knock-out at post-Pulitzer Prize 'Championship Tour' concert in San Diego," 14 May 2018 In recent months, far fewer Muslim families have experienced similar exultation. Adam Geller, Fox News, "Trump policies split some refugee families; others reunite," 27 Mar. 2018 In recent months, far fewer Muslim families have experienced similar exultation. Adam Geller, Fox News, "Trump policies split some refugee families; others reunite," 27 Mar. 2018 Along with the sweetness of simple song came exultation verging on ecstasy with undercurrents of unanswerable angst. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "The L.A. Phil's Bernstein and Beethoven peace project," 20 Apr. 2018 In recent months, far fewer Muslim families have experienced similar exultation. Adam Geller, Fox News, "Trump policies split some refugee families; others reunite," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of exultation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exultation was in the 15th century

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exultation

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English Language Learners Definition of exultation

: a feeling of great happiness and excitement : an exultant feeling

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