Words I Love 017 – Ebullient

Here’s the latest ‘Word I Love’, which appears in my latest poem on ‘My Daily Poems’ blog. Written today it extolls the humble seagull and accompanies an image that appears in two forms on ‘My Daily Snap’ and combined are the latest in my occasional series ‘Poetry Meets Photography’.




adjective: ebullient
  1. 1.
    cheerful and full of energy.
    “she sounded ebullient and happy”
    synonyms: exuberant, buoyant, cheerful, joyful, cheery, merry, sunny, breezy, jaunty, light-hearted, in high spirits, high-spirited, exhilarated, elated, euphoric, jubilant, animated, sparkling, effervescent, vivacious, enthusiastic, irrepressible; More

    informalbubbly, bouncy, peppy, zingy, upbeat, chipper, chirpy, smiley, sparky, full of beans;
    literarygladsome, blithe, blithesome;
    archaicas merry as a grig, of good cheer
    “the superb weather put him in an ebullient mood”
    antonyms: depressed
  2. 2.
    (of liquid or matter) boiling or agitated as if boiling.
    “misted and ebullient seas”


 late 16th century (in the sense ‘boiling’): from Latin ebullient- ‘boiling up’, from the verb ebullire, from e- (variant of ex- ) ‘out’ + bullire ‘to boil’.

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