joie de vivre


joie de vi·vre

noun \ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrə\

: a feeling of happiness or excitement about life

Full Definition of JOIE DE VIVRE

:  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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