esprit

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noun es·prit \i-ˈsprē\

Definition of esprit

  1. 1 :  vivacious cleverness or wit

  2. 2 :  esprit de corps

Examples of esprit in a sentence

  1. <the dance company has an infectious esprit that captivates audiences>

Origin and Etymology of esprit

French, from Old French espirit, Latin spiritus spirit


First Known Use: 1573



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