Definition of exultant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzʌltənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzʌltənt//
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exultant (at something) (formal) feeling or showing great pride or happiness especially because of something exciting that has happened synonym triumphant The fans were exultant at their team’s victory. See related entries: Happiness Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin exsultant- ‘exulting’, from the verb exsultare, frequentative of exsilire ‘leap up’, from ex- ‘out, upward’ + salire ‘to leap’.
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