Ebullient Definition

ĭ-bo͝olyənt, ĭ-bŭl-
Zestfully enthusiastic.
American Heritage
Bubbling; boiling.
Webster's New World
Overflowing with enthusiasm, high spirits, etc.; exuberant.
Webster's New World

Origin of Ebullient

  • Borrowing from Latin ēbulliēns, present participle of ēbulliō (“I boil”), from bulliō (“I bubble up”) (English boil). Compare bubbling, bubbly, and perky, which use a similar metaphor.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin ēbulliēns ēbullient- present participle of ēbullīre to bubble up ē-, ex- up, out ex– bullīre to bubble, boil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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