V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. full of cheerful excitement or enthusiasm; 2. moving in a rapid, agitated, and irregular fashion.

Synonyms: lively, boiling, bubbling, exuberant, excited, enthusiastic, ecstatic

Antonyms: calm, mellow, still

Tips: Ebullient comes from the Latin word ebullire, which means "to bubble out." The noun ebullience usually refers to exuberance or animation and energy in expression. Think, enthusiasm and excitement growing bigger like bubbles. Think of a "bubbly" personality.

Usage Examples:

The river rafters eyed with excitement the ebullient water ahead. (agitated, bubbling)

The children's usual ebullience was magnified with the announcement of an upcoming trip to Disneyland. (excitement, energy, enthusiasm, exuberance) noun

Her ebullience did not flourish at that job, as she felt she couldn't connect with her colleagues. (exuberance, enthusiasm) noun

The chef put the potatoes in the pot once the water was ebullient. (boiling, bubbling)

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