Exuberant vs Rollicking - What's the difference?
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Exuberant is a related term of rollicking.
As adjectives the difference between exuberant and rollicking
is that exuberant
is exuberant while rollicking
is carefree, merry and boisterous.
As a verb rollicking is
As a noun rollicking is
(uk) a scolding, a bollocking.
(of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
* 1882 , , "The Lady or the Tiger?":
* 1961 , , Catch-22 :
- He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
(of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
* 1972 , Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
- She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
- The County Architect's Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.
* Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.
* Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.
(UK) A scolding, a bollocking.
* 2004 . Richard Ayoade as Dean Leaner in "Once Upon a Beginning", Garth Marenghi's Darkplace episode 1
- Thanks for explaining the situation. I'm going to give him the rollicking of his life.
carefree, merry and boisterous
, date=May 27
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=The episode’s unwillingness to fully commit to the pathos of the Bart-and-Laura subplot is all the more frustrating considering its laugh quota is more than filled by a rollicking
B-story that finds Homer, he of the iron stomach and insatiable appetite, filing a lawsuit against The Frying Dutchman when he’s hauled out of the eatery against his will after consuming all of the restaurant’s shrimp (plus two plastic lobsters).}}