Adjective "exuberant" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɪɡˈz(j)uːb(ə)r(ə)nt//ɛɡˈz(j)uːb(ə)r(ə)nt/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness.
  1. 'They don't even try to fit in with the younger, more exuberant and well-dressed crowd.'
  2. 'She maintains the cheerfully exuberant demeanor all through the session, especially when showing me the pictures.'
  3. 'The quietness doesn't promise the coming of an exuberant crowd.'
  4. 'The 16-year-old Canadian turned a relatively oblivious crowd into exuberant fans with his incredible stage show.'
  5. 'The mood of the crowd was very cheerful and exuberant.'
  6. 'He had never seen his manager so animated or exuberant.'
  7. 'The folk dances were a bit bouncy, rather than earthbound, but done with exuberant energy.'
  8. 'Mary Tyler Moore looked wonderful, and the hat toss was exactly the right exuberant gesture.'
  9. 'Fisticuffs, drinking, and also mockery of power-holding elders were expressions of the exuberant energy of the young.'
  10. 'Though exuberant, the crowd assembled fell far short in number from the masses that gathered in 1963.'
  11. 'exuberant, over-the-top sculptures'
  12. 'His style is clear and exuberant, his opinions, whether we agree with them or not, are expressed forcefully, often with humour and a little gentle malice.'
  13. 'The rococo style is characterized by exuberant decoration and ornament frequently based on such natural motifs as shells, rocks, flowers, and leaves.'
  14. 'Derain's lifelong versatility is evident in his far less exuberant but still cheerful riverscape, The Pool of London, painted at about the same time.'
  15. 'Prune as needed to keep the exuberant foliage from casting unwanted shade on neighboring plants.'
  16. 'Along with a love of warm weather, they bring the exuberant look of tropical abundance.'

Definitions

1. effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.

2. abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.

3. extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.

4. profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be exuberant as children."

"markets can be exuberant at levels."

"markets can be exuberant."

"people can be exuberant."

"moods can be exuberant."

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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘overflowing, abounding’): from French exubérant, from Latin exuberant- ‘being abundantly fruitful’, from the verb exuberare (based on uber ‘fertile’).