AskDefine | Define ebullient

Dictionary Definition

ebullient adj : joyously unrestrained [syn: exuberant, high-spirited]

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from the Latin word, 'bullire', meaning "to bubble up"


  1. boiling, agitated, enthusiastic



  • Marina's oddly ebullient words seemed to come to her slow as balloons. - "Middle Age : A Romance" (2001) by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 233)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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