joie de vivre

[ zhwaduh-vee-vruh ]
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nounFrench.
  1. a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living.

Origin of joie de vivre

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Literally, “joy of living”

Words Nearby joie de vivre

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How to use joie de vivre in a sentence

  • Yet the full gusto of a rich joie de vivre palpitates in this incessant cerebration.

    Modernities | Horace Barnett Samuel
  • The theory of an innate joie de vivre, a system highly if not over-charged with vitality, supplies but half the answer.

    Modernities | Horace Barnett Samuel
  • Bright faces and gay songs manifest that physical joie de vivre of which Northern nations know so little.

British Dictionary definitions for joie de vivre

joie de vivre

/ French (ʒwa də vivrə) /


noun
  1. joy of living; enjoyment of life; ebullience

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Cultural definitions for joie de vivre

joie de vivre

[ (zhwah duh veev-ruh, veev) ]


A love of life. From French, meaning “joy of living.”

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