from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Zestfully enthusiastic.
- adj. Boiling or seeming to boil; bubbling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. boiling, agitated, enthusiastic, high-spirited
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Boiling up or over; hence, manifesting exhilaration or excitement, as of feeling; effervescing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Boiling over, as a liquid; overflowing; hence, over-enthusiastic; overdemonstrative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. joyously unrestrained
My own vote for best-dressed (and there were several contenders) goes to Caldecott Chair Gratia Banta, truly chic, glamorous and in ebullient in a strapless, shimmering orange gold gown that looked to me like it was made of silk shantung.
I called the ebullient Mr. Posner and asked him for advice for the business owner struggling to build a great online reputation.
A happy word following a disastrous incident: The Chilean miner "Super Mario" Sepulveda was described as "ebullient," or "showing liveliness and enthusiasm," after he finally emerged from the collapsed mine.
In the case of words like "ebullient" and "shellacking," people are searching because they don't know what the heck they mean.
Anyone who paints "ebullient" on a clothespin qualifies as interesting.
Posner said he doesn't expect returns to regain the heights attained before the financial crisis, when markets were "ebullient" and capital requirements were lower.
A number of media outlets used "ebullient" to describe events around the rescue of the
In a way, that is somewhat analogous to Obama, although you often hear people use the word "ebullient" with FDR.
When asked by the NY Post's Fred Dicker if the choice wasn't about gender or geography, why did he pick a woman from upstate over more senior politicians, like Carolyn Maloney, Paterson-who said Andrew Cuomo was "ebullient" over Gillibrand - answered that Gillibrand has an incredible command of many issues, noting that she skillfully defended her voting against the financial bailout packages, and managed to win a very Republican district twice.
Chrysler informed its dealers about the Fiat deal in a conference call yesterday morning, causing waves of positive sentiment voiced with words and phrases like "ebullient" and "a great shot at survival."