empressement

noun

em·​presse·​ment äⁿ-pres-ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce empressement (audio)
: demonstrative warmth or cordiality

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of empressement was in 1709

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“Empressement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empressement. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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