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empressement

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noun em·presse·ment \äⁿ-pres-ˈmäⁿ\

Definition of empressement

  1. :  demonstrative warmth or cordiality



Origin and Etymology of empressement

French, from (s')empresser to hurry, from en- + presser to press


First Known Use: 1709


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