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.


French, literally, joy of living
First Known Use: 1889


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