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[ih-buhl-yuh nt, ih-boo l-] /ɪˈbʌl yənt, ɪˈbʊl-/

overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited:
The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
bubbling up like a boiling liquid.
/ɪˈbʌljənt; ɪˈbʊl-/
overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; exuberant

1590s, “boiling,” from Latin ebullientem (nominative ebulliens), present participle of ebullire “to boil over,” literally and figuratively, from ex- “out” (see ex-) + bullire “to bubble” (see boil (v.)). Figurative sense of “enthusiastic” is first recorded 1660s.


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