from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Zestful enthusiasm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A boiling over; a bursting forth; overflow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A boiling up or over; effervescence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval


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  • Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebullience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.

    (Donald Culross)

    March 23, 2008