exult
intransitive verb Etymology: Middle French exulter, from Latin exsultare, literally, to leap up, from ex- + saltare to leap — more at saltation Date: 1548 1. obsolete to leap for joy 2. to be extremely joyful ; rejoice <
the team exulted in their victory
>
exultingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exult — [v1] be joyful be delighted, be elated, be happy, be in high spirits*, be jubilant, be overjoyed, celebrate, cheer, jubilate, jump for joy*, make merry*, rejoice; concepts 32,266 Ant. be sad, grieve, mourn exult [v2] boast bluster, brag, bully,… …   New thesaurus

  • exult — (v.) 1560s, to leap up; 1590s, “to rejoice, triumph,” from M.Fr. exulter, from L. exultare/exsultare leap about, leap for joy, frequentative of exsilire “to leap up,” from ex “out” (see EX (Cf. ex )) + salire “to leap” (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • exult — ► VERB ▪ show or feel triumphant elation. DERIVATIVES exultancy noun exultant adjective exultantly adjective exultation noun exulting adjective. ORIGIN Latin exsultare, from exsilire leap up …   English terms dictionary

  • exult — [eg zult′, igzult′] vi. [Fr exulter < L exultare, exsultare, to leap up, leap for joy < ex , intens. + saltare, freq. of salire: see SALIENT] 1. to rejoice greatly; be jubilant; glory 2. Obs. to leap up; leap with joy exultingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Exult — For the company of the same name see Exult Inc. Infobox Software name = Exult caption = Exult title screen developer = Exult team latest release version = 1.2 latest release date = June 17, 2004 latest preview version = 1.4cvs latest preview date …   Wikipedia

  • exult — UK [ɪɡˈzʌlt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms exult : present tense I/you/we/they exult he/she/it exults present participle exulting past tense exulted past participle exulted formal to feel or show great pleasure and excitement, especially… …   English dictionary

  • exult — v. (D; intr.) to exult at, in, over * * * [ɪg zʌlt] in over (D; intr.) to exult at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • exult — exalt, exult The two words are not related and have different meanings which can be confused because of their closeness of form. Exalt (pronounced ig zawlt) means ‘to praise highly’, and is often used in the participial form exalted, meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • exult — Synonyms and related words: be proud of, boast, brag, caper, caracole, carol, celebrate, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, crow, crow over, dance, delight, exult in, frisk, frolic, gambol, gloat, gloat over, glory, glory in, joy, jubilate, lilt, make… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exult — ex|ult [ıgˈzʌlt] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: exulter, from Latin exsultare, from saltare to jump ] formal to show that you are very happy and proud, especially because you have succeeded in doing something exult at/in/over ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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