ebullient

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Borrowing from Latin ēbulliēns, present participle of ēbulliō (I boil), from bulliō (I bubble up) (English boil). Compare bubbling, bubbly, and perky, which use a similar metaphor.

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ebullient (comparative more ebullient, superlative most ebullient)

  1. Enthusiastic; high-spirited.
    Synonym: zestful
    • 2001, Oates, Joyce Carol, Middle Age: A Romance, paperback edition, Fourth Estate, page 233:
      Marina's oddly ebullient words seemed to come to her slow as balloons
  2. (literally, of a liquid) Boiling or agitated as if boiling.
    Synonyms: abubble, bubbly; see also Thesaurus:effervescent

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ēbullient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ēbulliō