AskDefine | Define exuberance

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1 joyful enthusiasm
2 overflowing with enthusiasm [syn: enthusiasm, ebullience]

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From etyl la exuberare; from ex], and uber, and originally would have referred to a cow or she-goat which was making so much milk that it naturally dripped or sprayed from the udder.


  • a UK /ɛksˈju:.bɜː(ɹ).əns/|/ˈɛg.ʒu:.bɜː(ɹ).əns/, /Eks"ju:.b3:(r).@ns/|/"Eg.Zu:.b3:(r).@ns/


  1. The quality of being exuberant; cheerful or vigorous enthusiasm; liveliness.
  2. An instance of exuberant behaviour.


The quality of being exuberant; cheerful or vigorous enthusiasm; liveliness
  • Finnish: elämäniloisuus, elämänilo
  • German: Exuberanz (obsolete), Überfluss, Überschwänglichkeit
  • Portuguese: exuberância
An instance of exuberant behaviour
  • Portuguese: exuberância

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