ebullient

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ebullient joyously unrestrained
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ebullient Boiling up or over; hence, manifesting exhilaration or excitement, as of feeling; effervescing. "Ebullient with subtlety.""The ebullient enthusiasm of the French."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ebullient Boiling over, as a liquid; overflowing; hence, over-enthusiastic; overdemonstrative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ebullient e-bul′yent boiling up or over: agitated: enthusiastic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ebulliens, -entis, p. pr. of ebullire, to boil up, bubble up; e, out, from + bullire, to boil. See 1st Boil
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ebullient-em, ebullīree, out, and bullīre, to boil.

Usage

In literature:

In many a Town, as Rennes, Caen, Lyons, an ebullient people was already regretting him in brickbats and musketry.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
When Abe's wrath subsided from this ebullient stage back to its customary one of simmer, Kent ventured to return.
"The Red Acorn" by John McElroy
On the way out he was ebulliently excited in his talk.
"Children of the Whirlwind" by Leroy Scott
We feel bound to ask what is most likely to be the next outlet for Mr. CHURCHILL'S ebullient activity.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, November 17, 1920" by Various
Since everyone, including the ebullient ComOff, slept late the following morning, they all had brunch instead of breakfast and lunch.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
With an ebullient sense of eloquence, of extravagant oratory, I longed for a sympathetic ear.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The next arrivals were a gas officer and a tall ebullient Irish doctor, who said that the dug-out had been prepared for them.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The editorials I criticised were joyous and ebulliently hilarious compared with those which might be expected in the future.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
This was midway in the Ebullient Age.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
Strangely enough the voice, though well-known, seemed to have a sobering effect on all these ebullient tempers.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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In poetry:

Constant as Daniel, strong as Grove.
Ebullient throughout its depths like Smee,
My heart puts forth its tide of love,
And all its circuits close in thee.
"Valentine" by James Clerk Maxwell
This is the land!
It lies outstretched a vision of delight,
Bent like a shield between the silver seas
It flashes back the hauteur of the sun;
Yet teems with humblest beauties, still a part
Of its Titanic and ebullient heart.
"Fragment Of An Ode To Canada" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Afghanistan's new president, Hamid Karzai, was in an ebullient mood this evening after being sworn in as president for the next two years.
Grandma's sink gets a remake in ebullient Piccadilly Yellow, Greenwich Green, Annapolis Navy, and Palermo Blue 800-456-4537.
Gramatica's ebullience compensates for size.
Last week saw two premieres in one night, as celebrated Swiss performance twosome Zimmerman & de Perrot debuted in New York with the ebullient "Gaff Aff" at the newly opened Jerome Robbins dance theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Swing, that most ebullient of partner dances founded in New York's very own Lindy Hop, is set once again to become a major cultural occupation here.
Brandy Rigsby, a Sonoma County 26-year-old who used to bounce from job to job caring for the elderly and disabled, has lost the easy ebullience she's been known for.
This was the image that was supposed to endure, the image that generations of trusting, ebullient Penn Staters had been raised on, the image that had not yet been sullied by the spreading stain of horrific scandal.
New Jersey psych pop evangelist Delicate Steve brings his band over to KEXP for an ebullient live set featuring bubbling works from his newest, "Positive Force".
The result, hardly an ebullient reflection on Obama's term in office, clearly defines his difficulties .
Since then, the Brooklyn-based rockers have added soaring vocals to their repertoire, making the songs on their soon-to-be-released album, Major, more ebullient than ever.
Maybe the chemistry between the temperate boss and the ebullient subordinate would have been all wrong.
It seems that Chinese star Zheng Jie decided that she has abided in the shadow of Li Na's ebullient personality long enough.
Since then, such ebullience has been tempered by the mediocrity of several recent offerings with an international passport.
THE Israeli right, led by Binyamin Netanyahu, the country's ebullient prime minister, is celebrating the end of a settlement freeze that never began.
Wet weather could not dampen the ebullient spirit and iconic performances at this year's Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest.
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