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exuberant Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite joyously unrestrained
    high-spirited; ebullient.
  2. adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; excessive.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed
  3. adjective satellite produced or growing in extreme abundance
    luxuriant; lush; profuse; riotous.
    • their riotous blooming

Ex*u"ber*ant adjective
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.
  1. Characterized by abundance or superabundance; plenteous; rich; overflowing; copious or excessive in production; as, exuberant goodness; an exuberant intellect; exuberant foliage. "Exuberant spring." Thomson. -- Ex*u"ber*ant*ly, adv.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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