American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by great joy or jubilation; triumphant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exulting or expressing exultation; rejoicing exceedingly or triumphantly, or indicating such rejoicing.
- adj. very happy, especially at someone else's defeat or failure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Inclined to exult; characterized by, or expressing, exultation; rejoicing triumphantly.
- adj. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
“Yet, the phenomenon itself has foreign policy implications -- as does the probable outcome wherein exultant Republicans hold at least one House of Congress and a timorous White House says and does as little as possible to avoid making them even more hostile than they are.”
“Rudyard Kipling's Recessional, in exultant recognition of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, embodied the spirit of that nostalgic period.”
“Panting and bleeding lies the South, victorious and exultant is the North, and, let us say it with all respect, not without some grim generosity in her triumph.”
“A long time afterward she recalled his exultant exclamation, checked at its outset -- recalled it with a perfect sense of understanding.”
“After a while the crowd broke out into a kind of exultant applause.”
“There must be a kind of exultant defiance as well – don't you feel?”
“His proclamation? "he added as with a kind of exultant war-cry he drew a roll of paper from his pocket and held it out at arm's length above his head," his proclamation?”
“At a sharp bend of the road, which effectually revealed the foremost of these cottages, distant less than two kilometres now, the younger of the two men drew rein suddenly, and lifting his hat with outstretched arm high above his head, he gave a long sigh which ended in a kind of exultant call of joy.”
“Quite so," Cope acknowledged, in a kind of exultant excitation.”
“Now, thought I to myself with a kind of exultant thrill, now, Jana,”
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