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joie de vivre

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noun joie de vi·vre \ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrə\

Simple Definition of joie de vivre

  • : a feeling of happiness or excitement about life

Full Definition of joie de vivre

  1. :  keen or buoyant enjoyment of life

Examples of joie de vivre

  1. She is admired for her energy and joie de vivre.



Origin of joie de vivre

French, literally, joy of living


First Known Use: 1889


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