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- Enthusiastic; high-spirited.
- Synonym: zestful
- 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age: A Romance, paperback edition, Fourth Estate, page 233:
- Marina's oddly ebullient words seemed to come to her slow as balloons
- 2003 February 28, Nick Hopkins, “Spectator and its Tory MP editor may face charges over Taki race rant”, in The Guardian, →ISSN:
- Boris Johnson, the ebullient editor of the Spectator and Tory MP for Henley, is at the centre of a Scotland Yard inquiry over an allegedly racist article by the columnist Taki which provoked death threats against a leading black lawyer.
- (archaic) Of a liquid: boiling and bubbling, or agitated as if boiling.
- (archaic) Causing heat.
- 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “A Further Account of the Academy. […]”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. […], volume II, London: […] Benj[amin] Motte, […], →OCLC, part III (A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdribb, Luggnagg, and Japan), page 82:
- It is allowed, that Senates and great Councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant Humours, with many Diſeaſes of the Head and more of the Heart; with ſtrong Convulſions, with grievous Contractions of the Nerves and Sinews in both Hands, but eſpecially the Right; with Spleen, Flatus, Vertigos and Deliriums; with Scrophulous Tumors full of fœtid purulent Matter; with ſower frothy Ructations, with Canine Appetites and Crudeneſs of Digeſtion, beſides many others needleſs to mention.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /eːˈbul.li.ent/, [eːˈbʊlːʲiɛn̪t̪]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /eˈbul.li.ent/, [eˈbulːien̪t̪]