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exuberant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj exuberant produced or growing in extreme abundance "their riotous blooming"
    • adj exuberant unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings "extravagant praise","exuberant compliments","overweening ambition","overweening greed"
    • adj exuberant joyously unrestrained
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Exuberant Characterized by abundance or superabundance; plenteous; rich; overflowing; copious or excessive in production; as, exuberant goodness; an exuberant intellect; exuberant foliage. "Exuberant spring."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exuberant Characterized by abundance; copious to excess; overflowing; superabundant; luxuriant: as, exuberant fertility; exuberant imagination.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Exuberant eks-ū′bėr-ant plenteous: overflowing: happy: lavish
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Quotations

  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.”
  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “Exuberance is beauty.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exuberans, exuberantis, p. pr. of exuberare, to be abundant; ex, + uberare, to be fruitful, fr. uber, fruitful, fertile, uber, udder: cf. F. exubérant,. See Udder
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exuberans, pr.p. of exuberāreex, inten., uber, rich.

Usage

In literature:

These if treated in the early stages with repeated dressings of caustic, or, if very exuberant, the use of the knife, usually yield to treatment.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
He held a paper in his hand; his demeanour was deferential and exuberantly polite.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII" by various
Another invasion was projected by exuberant and adventurous Americans.
"Cuba, Old and New" by Albert Gardner Robinson
That had been a time of wild and exuberant life.
"Summer on the Lakes, in 1843" by S.M. Fuller
Bobby Browne was holding forth, with his usual exuberance, on the magnificence of the British navy.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
But the exuberance of Fielding's genius led him beyond his original design.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
She was pretty, nevertheless, with a fresh exuberance of youth.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
But there was scant leisure on this first dreadful day of Mrs. Robson's illness for theatrical exuberances.
"The Blood Red Dawn" by Charles Caldwell Dobie
Munden's style of acting was exuberant with humour.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
His was an original and exuberant nature, expansively open to all new impressions.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He was about my own age and was enjoying the same phase of exuberance as myself.
"A Mind That Found Itself" by Clifford Whittingham Beers
Max tried hard to suppress his exuberance of spirit, and Yolanda laved him in the sunshine of her smiles.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
All this gave a warmth and exuberance of life to a fine Gothic building that makes a classical building look cold by comparison.
"The Practice and Science Of Drawing" by Harold Speed
He was exuberant with joy.
"Argentina From A British Point Of View" by Various
When Zora, Emmy, and Septimus appeared at the turn of the drive, he rushed to meet them, beaming with welcome and exuberant in phrase.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
He had instead a heartening sense of the youth, the wild exuberance, the boundless vigor in his native land.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
The dragging departure of the Sturtons had been an unbearable check upon the exuberance of our desires.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
Perhaps they are exaggerated by the Buddhist narrator, but they also reflect the irreverent exuberance of young thought.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The whole scene was one of wild, ungovernable excitement, produced by exuberance of joy.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
In this form Mr Wells displays nothing but the exuberance of his invention.
"H. G. Wells" by J. D. Beresford
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In poetry:

His form was of exuberant mold,
Long, slim, and loose of joints;
There never yet was pointer-dog
So full as he of points.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
That noon a dozen hired girls
Washed out each gown and shirt
Which that exuberant Taylor pup
Had frescoed o'er with dirt.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
The flowers are cornucopias of summer,
Briefly exuberant and cheaply golden.
And if they make a show of being hidden,
Are open promiscuously to every comer.
"Squash In Blossom" by Robert Francis
These grand, exuberant plains,
These stately rivers, each with many a mouth,
The exquisite beauty of the soft-aired south,
The boundless seas of grains,
Luxuriant forests' lush and splendid growth.
"How Long?" by Emma Lazarus
Now if you’re a serious soul, and known as “William” still,
It’s unpleasant to have hanging round a father who is “Bill.”
So William had discovered, for at sixty-two his dad
Behaved with great exuberance, aspired to be “a lad”;
"William And Bill" by Edward Dyson

In news:

But some saw it as an ominous sign, a scent of irrational exuberance and the prospect of falling prices in 2012.
"He had the exuberance of an 18-year-old, and he was still designing.".
'Lord of Misrule' by Jaimy Gordon delivers a jazzy, exuberant ride.
'Hair of the dog' still a popular remedy for over- exuberant revelers.
Exuberant Riffs on a Land Run Amok.
In July 1788, exulting in their victory, exuberant Federalists marched down Broadway.
Hospitality's self-titled debut is a fetching, exuberant record that's smartly poppy without being precious.
Despite Americans' continuing obsession with wine, the mixed drink—and the exuberance it delivers at the end of a long day—is no stranger to happy hour bar tops, though it is underserved.
Barrie's Never Land in this poignant celebration of childhood exuberance.
Exuberance, skillful dynamics and galvanic solo construction are this organ trio's assets.
In an exuberantly absurd tale that recalls the old woman who swallowed a fly, a boy named Floyd goes to ridiculous lengths to remove his kite from a tree.
The Joffrey Ballet made an exuberant return to New York on Thursday with the opening performance of "The Nutcracker," which runs through Dec 2 at City Center Theater.
Breakneck rhythms, exuberant call-and-response vocals, and blistering sax riffs unleash party energy on the band's first album in five years.
Marie Claire Gauduin, with the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, is exuberant explaining her new strategy to stop HIV from ever even penetrating the skin.
Acclaimed as America's premier postclassical string quartet, ETHEL invigorates contemporary concert music with refreshing exuberance, fierce intensity, imaginative programming and exceptional artistry.
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In science:

Despite the exuberance that was in the air in 1985,1 there was much that was not yet understood.
String Theory: Progress and Problems
After this self-amplified exuberance, the price has reached an unsustainable high value, being corrected by a crash, which brings the price even below its fundamental value.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Indeed, outside these special moments of “exuberance”, the market behaves as if in the regime C1 < 3.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
The existence of direct CP violation has been established in KL decays, we are on the brink of observing for the first time CP asymmetries in a different system, namely in beauty decays, and the hope for finding such effects in charm decays no longer has to be based on ”irrational exuberance” 6 .
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
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