joie de vivre

[ zhwaduh vee-vruh ]
/ ʒwadə ˈvi vrə /

noun French.

a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living.

Origin of joie de vivre

literally, joy of living
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British Dictionary definitions for joie de vivre

joie de vivre

/ French (ʒwa də vivrə) /

noun

joy of living; enjoyment of life; ebullience
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Word Origin and History for joie de vivre

joie de vivre


n.

1889, French, literally "joy of living."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture 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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