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ebullient

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin ēbulliēns, present participle of ēbulliō (I boil), from bulliō (I bubble up) (English boil). Compare bubbling, bubbly, and perky, which use a similar metaphor.

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AdjectiveEdit

ebullient (comparative more ebullient, superlative most ebullient)

  1. enthusiastic; high-spirited.
    • Marina's oddly ebullient words seemed to come to her slow as balloons. - "Middle Age : A Romance" (2001) by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 233)
  2. (of a liquid) boiling or agitated as if boiling

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

ēbullient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ēbulliō