ebullient

[ ih-buhl-yuh nt, ih-boo l- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ebullient
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Thus was it with the ebullient folk of Dodge on the dry occasion of Prohibition.

The son, a young man of ebullient manner, greeted me in the courtyard.

They were arm in arm, full of happiness, full of the ebullient consciousness of their release.

As a primary step he was obliged to suppress his ebullient brother-in-law.

Strangely enough the voice, though well-known, seemed to have a sobering effect on all these ebullient tempers.

The ebullient kettle kept lifting its lid in growing impatience.

Indeed, intemperance seemed only to make him more light-hearted, ebullient, and Brobdingnagian.

He was extremely nervous and extremely jealous of other tenors and he covered his nervous jealousy with an ebullient friendliness.

As he stood beside the bridal pair he seemed almost too festive, too estival, too ebullient for this poor earth of ours.

In the Ebullient period it is chiefly distinguished by head-dress and the total abolition of stays.

WORD ORIGIN

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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