Exhilarant
Exhilarant Ex*hil"a*rant, a. [L. exhilarans. -antis, p. pr. See {Exhilarate}.] Exciting joy, mirth, or pleasure. -- n. That which exhilarates. [1913 Webster]

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  • exhilarant — ⇒EXHILARANT, ANTE, adj. Qui réjouit, qui porte à l hilarité, au rire, à la gaîté. Influence exhilarante de la bonne chère (THEURIET, Mariage Gérard, 1875, p. 146). Ce bon soleil d hiver exhilarant et froid comme du champagne frappé (CLAUDEL,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exhilarant — exhilarant, ante (è gzi la ran, ran t ) adj. Qui donne de l hilarité. •   La douceur exhilarante de l harmonie, MOL. M. de Pourc. I, 11. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. exhilarare, de ex, et hilaris, gai (voy. hilarité) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • exhilarant — [eg zil′ə rənt, igzil′ə rənt] adj. [Fr < L exhilarans, prp. of exhilarare: see EXHILARATE] that exhilarates; exhilarating n. a thing that exhilarates …   English World dictionary

  • exhilarant — /ig zil euhr euhnt/, adj. 1. exhilarating. n. 2. something that exhilarates. [1795 1805; < L exhilarant (s. of exhilarans), prp. of exhilarare to gladden. See EXHILARATE, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • exhilarant — igˈzilərənt, eg adjective Etymology: Latin exhilarant , exhilarans, present participle of exhilarare : exhilarating …   Useful english dictionary

  • exhilarant — Mentally stimulating. [L. ex hilaro, pp. atus, pres. p. ans, to gladden] …   Medical dictionary

  • exhilarant — ex|hi|la|rant Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • exhilarant — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor: bracing, energizing, exhilarating, innerving, intoxicating, invigorating, refreshing, reinvigorating, renewing, restorative, roborant, stimulating,… …   English dictionary for students

  • exhilarant — ex·hil·a·rant || ɪg zɪlÉ™rÉ™nt adj. exciting, enlivening, exhilarating, cheering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exhilarant — ex·hil·a·rant …   English syllables

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