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 (ĕk′səl-tā′shən, ĕg′zəl-)
The act or condition of rejoicing greatly.


(ˌɛg zʌlˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sʌl-)

also ex•ult•an•cy

(ɪgˈzʌl tn si)


the act of exulting or the state of being exultant.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exultation - a feeling of extreme joyexultation - a feeling of extreme joy    
joy, joyfulness, joyousness - the emotion of great happiness
triumph - the exultation of victory
2.exultation - the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication


1. joy, delight, celebration, rejoicing, glee, high spirits, elation, transport, jubilation, joyousness, merriness I felt a tremendous sense of relief and exultation.
2. triumph, glory, glorying, boasting, crowing, revelling, bragging, gloating He punched the air and waved his bat in exultation.


The act or condition of feeling an uplifting joy over a success or victory:
إبْتِهاج، فَرَح شَديد
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[ˌegzʌlˈteɪʃən] Nexultación f, júbilo m


nJubel m; sing in exultation (Rel) → jauchzet und frohlocket; their exultation at the prospectihr Jubel über die Aussicht


[ˌɛgzʌlˈteɪʃn] ngiubilo
in exultation → per la gioia


(igˈzalt) verb
(with in or at) to be very happy; to rejoice. They exulted in their victory / at the news of their victory.
exˈultant adjective
very happy (at a victory or success etc). exultant football fans.
ˌexulˈtation (eg-) noun
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Jo opened her lips to say something rude, but checked herself in time, colored up to her forehead and stood a minute, hammering down a wicket with all her might, while Fred hit the stake and declared himself out with much exultation.
That hour always had the exultation of victory, of triumphant ending, like a hero's death--heroes who died young and gloriously.
A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul.
A gleam of exultation shot across the darkly-painted lineaments of the inhabitant of the forest, as he traced the route of his intended victims, who rode unconsciously onward, the light and graceful forms of the females waving among the trees, in the curvatures of their path, followed at each bend by the manly figure of Heyward, until, finally, the shapeless person of the singing master was concealed behind the numberless trunks of trees, that rose, in dark lines, in the intermediate space.
He was flushed and excited, gazing at the water with a strange exultation.
As the cracked jarring note might always be heard, and as it jarred loudest amidst the loftiest exultation of the melody, so was there a continual quake through Clifford, causing him most to quiver while he wore a triumphant smile, and seemed almost under a necessity to skip in his gait.
Then it was that, had I not been deterred by the very chance that such an injury might prove greater than the injury to be averted, my exultation would have broken out.
This ended, in prolonged solemn tones, like the continual tolling of a bell in a ship that is foundering at sea in a fog --in such tones he commenced reading the following hymn; but changing his manner towards the concluding stanzas, burst forth with a pealing exultation and joy -- The ribs and terrors in the whale, Arched over me a dismal gloom, While all God's sun-lit waves rolled by, And lift me deepening down to doom.
Nearly every one else in Packingtown did the same, however, for there was universal exultation over this triumph of popular government, this crushing defeat of an arrogant plutocrat by the power of the common people.
Sam was in the highest possible feather, and expressed his exultation by all sorts of supernatural howls and ejaculations, by divers odd motions and contortions of his whole system.
But, if he has good nerve, youth, health, and a bold, firm will, and could leave his family comfortably provided for in case the worst happened, he would find the ascent a wonderful experience, and the view from the top a vision to dream about, and tell about, and recall with exultation all the days of his life.
He was so brimful of exultation that he could hardly hold him- self when the old lady came back and stood above the wreck discharging lightnings of wrath from over her spectacles.