exult

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French exulter, from Latin exsultō, frequentative of exsiliō (jump up), from ex- + saliō (jump, leap).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzʌlt/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌlt

Verb[edit]

exult (third-person singular simple present exults, present participle exulting, simple past and past participle exulted)

  1. (intransitive) To rejoice; to be very happy, especially in triumph.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454:
      I took a deep breath; a locomotive howled across-the darkness, Mobile-bound. So were we. I took off my shirt and exulted.

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse exult (rejoice) (intransitive) with exalt (praise) (transitive).

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