• WordNet 3.6
    • n exuberance overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
    • n exuberance joyful enthusiasm
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exuberance The state of being exuberant; exceeding abundance; an overflowing supply; superabundance; luxuriance: as, exuberance of foliage or of fancy.
    • n exuberance Synonyms Abundance, Profusion, etc. (see plenty); copiousness, plenitude, amplitude, overflow, superabundance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Exuberance quality of being exuberant: an overflowing quantity: superfluousness: outburst
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  • 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
    “Exuberance is beauty.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exuberans, pr.p. of exuberāreex, inten., uber, rich.


In literature:

The effusion was in the worst style of the effervescent and exuberant school of that region and generation.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I." by John T. Morse
Mr Myson, somewhat scandalised by the exuberance of his partner, returned to Manchester.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Exuberant harvests, productive mines, ample crops of the staples of trade and manufactures, have enriched the country.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
God meant it, or he would not have surcharged our natures with such exuberance.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
But in spite of these and similar exuberances, the play went well from first to last, and the enthusiasm of the audience was unbounded.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100. February 21, 1891" by Various
The Baron thus enjoyed himself in a large, exuberant fashion, and monopolized the conversation in a large, exuberant way.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
Punishment is of no use at all in the attempt to regulate this exuberance.
"Study of Child Life" by Marion Foster Washburne
But, of course, she was taking every care of him, and so he soon would be his old exuberant self!
"Halcyone" by Elinor Glyn
He could scarcely restrain himself from shouting aloud, so exuberant were his spirits.
"Mischievous Maid Faynie" by Laura Jean Libbey
A dull, unimaginative, prosaic nature cannot be exuberantly optimistic.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick

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:

Two decades after the birth of the modern environmental movement, millions of people around the nation and the world renewed the call to arms for an endangered planet yesterday with an exuberant and bittersweet celebration of Earth Day 1990.
Exuberant heights are truncated, blueprints never make it off the ground.
Classmates stunned by loss of vivacious Paly graduate Friends recall Emily Benatar as exuberant, creative, with wide social circle.
Strutting Their Stuff: Remarkable staging and exuberant dance numbers punctuate Zoot Suit .
Sax man David Ralicke, bassist Senon Williams and lead singer Chhom Nimol were exuberant onstage Wednesday at the Black Cat .
THE Times's culture editor, Jonathan Landman, calls them "exuberant pans" — reviews so energetically negative that they seem to achieve liftoff.
It's hard to tell if Whitney Mundle is being overly exuberant or entirely realistic about her goals, but the Peninsula High School freshman swimmer isn't selling herself short.
Exuberant pricing soars higher at an exclusive Manhattan building but volume has slowed.
Booze, STDs and the irrational exuberance of public health experts.
The Color Run in Cincinnati on Saturday saw nearly 10,000 exuberant runners decked out in slightly skewed accessories.
D avid Gelernter, the Yale professor of computer science, has an alarming yet cautiously exuberant book out, America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered In the Obamacrats).
At Andy Ricker's exuberant Thai restaurant in Brooklyn, forget about the famous candied chicken wings and deeply flavored curries, if just for a moment.
Fang Island offered St Louis a night of soaring, guitar riff-based tunes, with an exuberance and power-rock sensibility that made for a night of friendly fun.
Give your home a welcoming feel with an exuberant cottage garden in the front yard .
Some people favor an elegant, restrained sprinkling of lights around a door, while others go for a more exuberant display of illumination on virtually every surface.

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