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Definition of "exult" []

  • To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant. (verb-intransitive)
  • Obsolete To leap upward, especially for joy. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be joyful or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success; rejoice (verb)

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.

  • To triumph (over); show or take delight in the defeat or discomfiture (of) (verb)

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Use "exult" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, indeed, dearest Mrs. Martin, you may 'exult' for me -- and this though it should all end here and now."
  • "Indeed, indeed, dearest Mrs. Martin, you may 'exult' for me ” and this though it should all end here and now."
  • "At various times, the psalmists exult in an almost giddy joy, teeter on the edge of despair, question God's action and rail angrily at the universe."