ebullient

  • 1 Ebullient — E*bul lient, a. [L. ebulliens, entis, p. pr. of ebullire to boil up, bubble up; e out, from + bullire to boil. See 1st {Boil}.] Boiling up or over; hence, manifesting exhilaration or excitement, as of feeling; effervescing. Ebullient with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ebullient — 1590s, boiling, from L. ebullientem (nom. ebulliens), prp. of ebullire to boil over, literally and figuratively, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + bullire to bubble (see BOIL (Cf. boil) (v.)). Figurative sense of enthusiastic …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 ebullient — is pronounced with the second syllable as in bulb, not as in bull …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 ebullient — [adj] enthusiastic agitated, bouncy, brash, buoyant, chipper*, chirpy*, efferves cent, effusive, elated, excited, exhilarated, exuberant, frothy*, gushing, high spirited, in high spirits*, irrepressible, vivacious, zestful, zippy*; concept 401… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 ebullient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) cheerful and full of energy. 2) archaic or literary boiling or agitated as if boiling. DERIVATIVES ebullience noun ebulliently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin ebullire boil up …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 ebullient — [i bool′yənt, ibul′yənt] adj. [L ebulliens, prp. of ebullire, to boil up < e , out + bullire, BOIL1] 1. bubbling; boiling 2. overflowing with enthusiasm, high spirits, etc.; exuberant ebullience n. ebulliency ebulliently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 ebullient — adjective Etymology: Latin ebullient , ebulliens, present participle of ebullire to bubble out, from e + bullire to bubble, boil more at boil Date: 1599 1. boiling, agitated 2. characterized by ebullience ; having or showing liveliness and …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 ebullient — ebulliently, adv. /i bul yeuhnt, i bool /, adj. 1. overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high spirited: The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor. 2. bubbling up like a boiling liquid. [1590 1600; < L… …

    Universalium

  • 9 ebullient — [[t]ɪbʌ̱liənt, b ʊl [/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as ebullient, you mean that they are lively and full of enthusiasm or excitement about something. [FORMAL] ...the ebullient Russian President. Syn: exhilarated Derived words: ebullience …

    English dictionary

  • 10 ebullient — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. excited; boiling. See excitement, agitation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. exuberant, effervescent, vivacious; see enthusiastic 1 , 3 , lively 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 ebullient — e|bul|li|ent [ıˈbʌliənt, ıˈbu ] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: ebullire to bubble out ] very happy and excited ▪ My father is a naturally ebullient personality. >ebullience n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 ebullient — [ɪ bʌljənt, bʊl ] adjective 1》 cheerful and full of energy. 2》 archaic (of liquid) boiling or turbulent. Derivatives ebullience noun ebulliently adverb Origin C16: from L. ebullient , ebullire boil up …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 ebullient — adjective formal very happy and excited: An ebullient three year old bounced around the room. ebullience noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 ebullient — adjective in an ebullient mood Syn: exuberant, buoyant, cheerful, joyful, cheery, merry, jolly, sunny, jaunty, lighthearted, elated; animated, sparkling, vivacious, irrepressible; informal bubbly, bouncy, peppy, upbeat …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 ebullient — e•bul•lient [[t]ɪˈbʌl yənt, ɪˈbʊl [/t]] adj. 1) overflowing with enthusiasm, excitement, or vivacity; high spirited; exuberant 2) bubbling up like a boiling liquid • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L ēbullient , s. of ēbulliēns, prp. of ēbullīre to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 ebullient — disp. adj. 1 exuberant, high spirited. 2 Chem. boiling. Derivatives: ebullience n. ebulliency n. ebulliently adv. Etymology: L ebullire ebullient bubble out (as E , bullire boil) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 Ebullient — …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 ebullient — adjective boiling, agitated, enthusiastic Syn: zestful …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 ebullient — Synonyms and related words: active, activist, activistic, agog, alive, animated, aquiver, ardent, aroused, atingle, atwitter, baking, beaten, blebby, blistered, blistering, blistery, boiling, bouncing, bouncy, brash, breezy, brisk, broiling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 ebullient — e|bul|lient [ ı buljənt ] adjective FORMAL very happy and enthusiastic ╾ e|bul|lience noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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