- plural of bel-esprit.
- a person of great wit or intellect.
Examples from the Web for beaux-esprits
Historical Examples of beaux-esprits
I perceive here will be a wit-combat between these beaux-esprits.Three Hours after Marriage
The fourth or Byzantine style of epigrammatic composition was cultivated by the beaux-esprits of the court of Justinian.
Another source of torment to me not less considerable was that of the beaux-esprits of the Ulemas of the city of Khiva.Travels in Central Asia