Definition of joie de vivre
: keen or buoyant enjoyment of life <he radiates a vitalizing energy, the zest and gaiety of an inexhaustible joie de vivre — Robert Kuttner>
Examples of joie de vivre in a sentence
She is admired for her energy and joie de vivre.
Origin and Etymology of joie de vivre
French, literally, joy of living
First Known Use: 1889
JOIE DE VIVRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of joie de vivre for English Language Learners
: a feeling of happiness or excitement about life
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