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.




(en adjective)
  • (of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
  • * 1882 , , "The Lady or the Tiger?":
  • 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.
  • * 1961 , , Catch-22 :
  • She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
  • (of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
  • * 1972 , Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
  • 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. ----




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
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  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • carefree, merry and boisterous
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , 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 citation , page= , 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).}}


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