A Word A Day : Ebullient

Word of 27th June 2007: A Word A Day-Ebullient


( Adjective )

Ebullient (i BUL yunt): boiling; bubbling with excitement; exuberant

• A boiling liquid can be called ebullient. More often, though this word describes excited or enthusiastic people.

• The roaring crowd in a full stadium before the World Series might be said to be ebullient.

• A person overflowing with enthusiasm might be said to be ebullient.

• Martha was ebullient when her fairy godmother said she could use one of her three wishes to wish for three more wishes.

• Someone or something that is ebullient is characterized by ebullience.

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