Difference between Ebullient and Elated

Difference between Ebullient and Elated


Ebullient and elated both suggest cheerfulness and high spirits.


Elated usually refers to happiness in response to some external incident or news.

Ex – His supporters were elated when it was announced that he had won the election.


Ebullient refers to high spirits rising to the surface spontaneously. It comes from a Latin root which means to boil out. Hence it suggests to a bubbling over with enthusiasm or excitement.

Ex – She has been ebullient ever since he proposed to her.


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