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 (ĕk′səl-tā′shən, ĕg′zəl-)
The act or condition of rejoicing greatly.
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(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]
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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
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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.
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The act or condition of feeling an uplifting joy over a success or victory:
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إبْتِهاج، فَرَح شَديد
kabına sığmama


[ˌegzʌlˈteɪʃən] Nexultación f, júbilo m
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nJubel m; sing in exultation (Rel) → jauchzet und frohlocket; their exultation at the prospectihr Jubel über die Aussicht
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[ˌɛgzʌlˈteɪʃn] ngiubilo
in exultation → per la gioia
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(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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References in classic literature ?
I noted the gurgling forefoot was very like a snore, and as I listened to it the effect of Wolf Larsen's swift rush from sublime exultation to despair slowly left me.
Tom's days were days of splendor and exultation to him, but his nights were seasons of horror.
And this noisiness, this exultation at the moment of the ship's departure, make a tremendous contrast to the silent moments of her arrival in a foreign roadstead - the silent moments when, stripped of her sails, she forges ahead to her chosen berth, the loose canvas fluttering softly in the gear above the heads of the men standing still upon her decks, the master gazing intently forward from the break of the poop.
But their wild exultation was suddenly checked When the jailer informed them, with tears, Such a sentence would have not the slightest effect, As the pig had been dead for some years.
"I will tell it," cried Milady, with a feigned exultation, "on the day when I shall have suffered sufficiently for my faith."
Poor Reginald was beyond measure concerned to see his fair friend in such distress, and watched her with so much tender solicitude, that I, who occasionally caught her observing his countenance with exultation, was quite out of patience.
I always tried my best to beat Strickland, because he was a player who despised the opponent he vanquished; his exultation in victory made defeat more difficult to bear.
That hour always had the exultation of victory, of triumphant ending, like a hero's death--heroes who died young and gloriously.
The soul of her youth clamored for its rights; for a share in the world's glory and exultation. She leaned back and drew her veil a little closer about her face.
Harriet was a little distresseddid look a little foolish at first: but having once owned that she had been presumptuous and silly, and selfdeceived, before, her pain and confusion seemed to die away with the words, and leave her without a care for the past, and with the fullest exultation in the present and future; for, as to her friend's approbation, Emma had instantly removed every fear of that nature, by meeting her with the most unqualified congratulations.
My exultation was short-lived, however, for scarcely had I gained a secure seat upon the sill than a huge hand grasped me by the neck from behind and dragged me violently into the room.
It mattered not that they made him sea-sick--he made no account of this inconvenience; and, whilst his body was writhing under their effects, his spirit bounded with hopeful exultation.