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ebullient (adj.)

1590s, "boiling," from Latin ebullientem (nominative ebulliens), present participle of ebullire "to boil over," literally or figuratively, from ex "out, out of" (see ex-) + bullire "to bubble" (see boil (v.)). Figurative sense of "enthusiastic" is first recorded 1660s.

updated on December 09, 2016

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Definitions of ebullient from WordNet

ebullient (adj.)
joyously unrestrained;
Synonyms: exuberant / high-spirited
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