From French exubérance, from Latin exuberantia (“superabundance”), from exuberare (“to grow thickly, to abound”); from ex (“out”), and uber (“udder”), and originally would have referred to a cow or she-goat which was making so much milk that it naturally dripped or sprayed from the udder.
- (uncountable) The quality of being exuberant; cheerful or vigorous enthusiasm; liveliness.
- 2012 April 9, Mandeep Sanghera, “Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich”, in BBC Sport:
- Tottenham's desire for a win against a Norwich side playing with energy and exuberance made for an enthralling, end-to-end game.
- An instance of exuberant behaviour.
- An overflowing quantity; superfluousness.