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Definition of "exuberance" [ex•u•ber•ance]

  • The quality or condition of being exuberant. (noun)
  • An exuberant act or expression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exuberance" in a sentence
  • "The word exuberance has appeared in 250 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 9 in the Bats blog post "Cardinals Take On the Beast" by Pat Borzi:"
  • "Learn more about the word "exuberance" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the Vocabulary.com dictionary."
  • "Ten-year yields set a record low this week as investors snapped up Treasuries on signs of slowing growth and a widening debt crisis in Europe, undeterred by Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S. Bill Gross at Pacific Investment Management Co. said in a Twitter posting that investors should "be leery" of what he called "exuberance" that sent stocks up and bonds down yesterday."