Exuberant Definition

Growing profusely; luxuriant or prolific.
Exuberant vegetation.
Webster's New World
Characterized by good health and high spirits; full of life; uninhibited.
Webster's New World
Unrestrained or lavish, as in decoration; extravagant.
Exuberant floral displays.
American Heritage
Abundant; plentiful.
American Heritage
Overly elaborate; flowery.
Webster's New World

Origin of Exuberant

  • From Middle French exubérant, from Latin exūberāns, the present active participle of exūberō (“be abundant”). Put together from ex (“out”), and uber (“udder”), and originally would have referred to a cow or she-goat which was making so much milk that it naturally dripped or sprayed from the udder.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English overabundant from Old French from Latin exūberāns exūberant- present participle of exūberāre to exuberate exuberate

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

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