joie de vivre

noun joie de vi·vre \ ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrᵊ \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

  1. She is admired for her energy and joie de vivre.

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Origin and Etymology of joie de vivre

French, literally, joy of living


JOIE DE VIVRE Defined for English Language Learners

joie de vivre

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Definition of joie de vivre for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of happiness or excitement about life


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