ebullient

[ ih-buhl-yuhnt ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited

Origin + Etymology

from Latin ebullient- ‘boiling up’, from the verb ebullire, from e- (variant of ex- ) ‘out’ + bullire ‘to boil’

Synonyms

  • agitated
  • brash
  • buoyant
  • chipper
  • effervescent
  • exuberant
  • irrepressible

Antonyms

  • depressed
  • serious
  • unhappy
  • down
  • unenthusiastic

Example

The winner of the race was in an ebullient mood once she crossed the finish line.

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