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1. The quality or condition of being exuberant.
2. An exuberant act, expression, or display: "a solid little boy easily embarrassed by the exuberances of his mother" (Doris May Lessing).
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(ɪgˈzu bər əns)

also ex•u′ber•an•cy,

n., pl. -anc•es also -an•cies.
1. the state of being exuberant.
2. an exuberant act.
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 an overflowing amount; an outburst; an abundance.
Examples: exuberance of content, 1781; of fancy, 1768; of foliage; of happiness, 1827; of imagination, 1875; of joy; of animal spirits, 1823; of water, 1786.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exuberance - joyful enthusiasmexuberance - joyful enthusiasm      
joy, joyfulness, joyousness - the emotion of great happiness
enthusiasm - a feeling of excitement
2.exuberance - overflowing with eager enjoyment or approvalexuberance - overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
lyricism - unrestrained and exaggerated enthusiasm
rabidity, rabidness, madness - unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness"
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2. luxuriance, abundance, richness, profusion, plenitude, lushness, superabundance, lavishness, rankness, copiousness the exuberance of plant life in the region
"Exuberance is Beauty" [William Blake The Marriage of Heaven and Hell]
"Exuberance is better than taste" [Flaubert Sentimental Education]
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[ɪgˈzuːbərəns] N
1. [of person] (= euphoria) → euforia f; (= enthusiasm) → entusiasmo m
youthful exuberanceel entusiasmo (excesivo) de la juventud
2. [of style, painting] → exuberancia f; [of film, music] → vitalidad f
3. (Bot) (= vigour) [of growth, foliage] → exuberancia f
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[ɪgˈzjuːbərəns] nexubérance f
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(of person)Überschwänglichkeit f; (of joy, youth, feelings)Überschwang m; (= joy)überschwängliche Freude (→ at über +acc); in his exuberance (= rejoicing)in seiner überschwänglichen Freude, im Überschwang der Gefühle; in their youthful exuberance (= high spirits)in ihrem jugendlichen Überschwang
(= vitality: of prose, style) → Vitalität f
(= abundance)Fülle f, → Reichtum m
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[ɪgˈzuːbrns] nesuberanza
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(igˈzjuːbərənt) adjective
happy and excited or in high spirits. an exuberant mood.
exˈuberance noun
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The physical need for sleep began to overtake her; the exuberance which had sustained and exalted her spirit left her helpless and yielding to the conditions which crowded her in.
As to a happy life, whether it is to be found in pleasure or virtue or both, certain it is, that those whose morals are most pure, and whose understandings are best cultivated, will enjoy more of it, although their fortune is but moderate than those do who own an exuberance of wealth, are deficient in those; and this utility any one who reflects may easily convince himself of; for whatsoever is external has its boundary, as a machine, and whatsoever is useful in its excess is either necessarily hurtful, or at best useless to the possessor; but every good quality of the soul the higher it is in degree, so much the more useful it is, if it is permitted on this subject to use the word useful as well as noble.
At first I was surprised at this flood in a hot, dry summer, but afterwards I discovered that it was caused by the tropical exuberance of the red weed.
The grass greening all the expanse in its front seemed to grow, not rankly, but with a natural and joyous exuberance, and the weeds blossomed quite like plants.
Ever are there but few of those whose hearts have persistent courage and exuberance; and in such remaineth also the spirit patient.
They got their little tasks as if they loved them, and indulged, from the mere exuberance of the gift, in the most unimposed little miracles of memory.
Dashwood, trusting to the temperate account of her own disappointment which Elinor had sent her, was led away by the exuberance of her joy to think only of what would increase it.
But it was clear that when he had got through the exuberance of his youth, and was at last qualified, he would be a tremendous success in practice.
For a time in sheer exuberance of animal spirit he raced swiftly through the middle terrace, swinging perilously across wide spans from one jungle giant to the next, and then he clambered upward to the swaying, lesser boughs of the upper terrace where the moon shone full upon him and the air was stirred by little breezes and death lurked ready in each frail branch.
Yards, furlongs, miles arose; and on went old John in the pleasantest manner possible, trimming off an exuberance in this place, shearing away some liberty of speech or action in that, and conducting himself in his small way with as much high mightiness and majesty, as the most glorious tyrant that ever had his statue reared in the public ways, of ancient or of modern times.
Gardiner's hope of Lydia's being soon married, her joy burst forth, and every following sentence added to its exuberance. She was now in an irritation as violent from delight, as she had ever been fidgety from alarm and vexation.
"He were so welly cross!" And he not only patted their Royal escort, but even hugged him round the neck in the exuberance of his delight.