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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exult, walk on air, be on cloud nine, jump for joyverb

    feel extreme happiness or elation

  2. exuberate, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilateverb

    to express great joy

    "Who cannot exult in Spring?"


  1. exultverb

    to rejoice, be very happy

    Etymology: From Latin exsultare, frequentative of exsilire ‘jump up’, from ex- + salire ‘jump, leap’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exultverb

    to be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph; as, an exulting heart

    Etymology: [L. exultare, exsultare, exultatum, exsultatum, to leap vigorously, to exult, intens. fr. exsilire to spring out or up; ex out + salire to spring, leap: cf. F. exulter. See Salient.]


  1. Exult

    Exult is a free software reimplementation of the Ultima VII game engine. It enables play of Ultima VII: The Black Gate and Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle, and their corresponding expansion disks Forge of Virtue and Silver Seed, on modern machines. In order to play these games, data files from the original games are needed. Exult itself is distributed under GNU General Public License. Exult is included in many free *nix distributions, such as Debian and FreeBSD.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exult

    egz-ult′, v.i. to rejoice exceedingly: to triumph.—ns. Exult′ance, Exult′ancy, exultation: triumph.—adj. Exult′ant, exulting: triumphant.—n. Exultā′tion, rapturous delight: transport.—adv. Exult′ingly. [L. exsultāre, -ātum, from exsilīreex, out or up, salīre, to leap.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exult in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exult in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of exult in a Sentence

  1. G. K. Chesterton:

    When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.

  2. Lao-Tzu:

    Arms are instruments of ill omen. . . . When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men. . . . When great numbers of people are killed, one should weep over them with sorrow. When victorious in war, one should observe mourning rites.

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