V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to feel or express great joy or elation; 2. to be triumphant over someone else's unhappiness

Synonyms: triumph, delight, celebrate, rejoice, revel, gloat

Antonyms: bemoan, lament, mourn

Tips: Exult comes from the Latin word exsultare, meaning "to leap or jump up." Think of someone jumping up and down with joy or happiness over good news. That person is exulted (adj.) The noun exultation refers to the extreme joy or triumph that is felt.

Usage Examples:

After hearing the "not guilty" verdict, the defense team jumped up and down and exulted in excitement. (delighted, celebrated)

The CEO used his speech to the company to exult about his many accomplishments. (gloat, revel)

The team exulted in its win over its biggest rival. (triumphed, delighted, reveled)

I think the boss exults in her power too much; she seems to delight in putting fear into her employees. (rejoices, delights, revels)

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