Antonyms for exulting

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At this moment the entire Cathedral seemed living and exulting with joy.

With an exulting joy I threw myself upon the man as he struggled to rise.

He was thrilling and exulting in ways new to him and greater to him than any he had known before.

Thus did Rose rattle on, exulting over the scheme she had devised.

This exulting announcement greeted Polly as she entered the schoolroom.

"I am a match for them all," he thought, with a conviction too firm to be exulting.

And I heard his exulting words: "You are not strong enough!"

I had been thinking about life when I might have been exulting in it.

On the whole, they refrained from criticising modern times or from exulting their own.

"Canada must now be ours" was their exulting and arrogant language.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "to leap up;" 1590s, "to rejoice, triumph," from Middle French exulter, from Latin exultare/exsultare "leap about, leap for joy," frequentative of exsilire "to leap up," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). The notion is of leaping or dancing for joy. Related: Exulted; exulting.

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