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esprit

[ e-spree ]
/ ɛˈspri /
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noun

sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence.

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Origin of esprit

1585–95; <French <Latin spīritusspirit
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British Dictionary definitions for esprit

esprit
/ (ɛˈspriː) /

noun

spirit and liveliness, esp in wit

Word Origin for esprit

C16: from French, from Latin spīritus a breathing, spirit 1
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