empressement

noun
em·​presse·​ment | \ äⁿ-pres-ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce empressement (audio) \

Definition of empressement

: demonstrative warmth or cordiality

First Known Use of empressement

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for empressement

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

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“Empressement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empressement. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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