from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being exuberant.
- n. An exuberant act or expression.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being exuberant; cheerful or vigorous enthusiasm; liveliness.
- n. An instance of exuberant behaviour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being exuberant; an overflowing quantity; a copious or excessive production or supply; superabundance; richness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being exuberant; exceeding abundance; an overflowing supply; superabundance; luxuriance: as, exuberance of foliage or of fancy.
- n. Synonyms Abundance, Profusion, etc. (see plenty); copiousness, plenitude, amplitude, overflow, superabundance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. joyful enthusiasm
- n. overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
The word exuberance has appeared in 250 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 9 in the Bats blog post "Cardinals Take On the Beast" by Pat Borzi:
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Ten-year yields set a record low this week as investors snapped up Treasuries on signs of slowing growth and a widening debt crisis in Europe, undeterred by Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S. Bill Gross at Pacific Investment Management Co. said in a Twitter posting that investors should "be leery" of what he called "exuberance" that sent stocks up and bonds down yesterday.
A little irrational exuberance is good for the soul from time to time.
Luka and the Fire of Life zings along with a palpable sense of Otter-like excess: its exuberance is inextricably linked to its profligacy with puns, rhymes, one-liners and snippets of nonsense.
When Jake emerges in avatar form, he can not only walk but also run and leap, and his exuberance is infectious.
Countering Cupid's exuberance is Paulson's rigid, almost ridiculously down-to-earth Dr. Claire McCrae.
After closing out the victory with a drive volley, Federer raised a fist as he skipped on the clay — a rare display of exuberance from the Swiss champion.
This exuberance is reflected in some other films I like, including Ed Wood, Boogie Nights, American Movie, and Day for Night -- all of which are about people who just plain love to make movies.
"His youthfulness, excitement, his exuberance is infectious and I was very fortunate to be able to spend the day with him," three-time major winner Mickelson said of Kim.