Exult Ex*ult", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Exulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exulting}.] [L. exultare, exsultare, exultatum, exsultatum, to leap vigorously, to exult, intens. fr. exsilire to spring out or up; ex out + salire to spring, leap: cf. F. exulter. See {Salient}.] To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph; as, an exulting heart. ``An exulting countenance.'' --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

The dumb shall sing, the lame his crutch forego, And leap exulting like the bounding roe. --Pope.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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