joie de vivre

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noun joie de vi·vre \ ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrᵊ \

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.

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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