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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of joie de vivre

  1. :  keen or buoyant enjoyment of life

Examples of joie de vivre in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of joie de vivre

French, literally, joy of living


First Known Use: 1889


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