from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy.
- adj. Lavish; extravagant.
- adj. Extreme in degree, size, or extent.
- adj. Growing, producing, or produced abundantly; plentiful: "Threads of her exuberant hair showed up at the bottom of the sink” ( Anne Tyler). See Synonyms at profuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
- adj. Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by abundance or superabundance; plenteous; rich; overflowing; copious or excessive in production
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by abundance; copious to excess; overflowing; superabundant; luxuriant: as, exuberant fertility; exuberant imagination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
- adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance
- adj. joyously unrestrained
Middle English, overabundant, from Old French, from Latin exūberāns, exūberant-, present participle of exūberāre, to exuberate; see exuberate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)