joie de vivre

joie de vi·​vre | \ ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrᵊ How to pronounce joie de vivre (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web From the caravanserais of the Silk Road to the tea gardens of Istanbul and Parisian literary salons, people have gravitated towards spaces that could bring us together and bring out our creative spirit to celebrate joie de vivre in style. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Her modern-pretty collection—full of youthful joie de vivre—won her a place as a semi-finalist in the 2014 LVMH Prize alongside her compatriots Julie Paskal and Anton Belinskiy. Sarah Mower, Vogue, 24 Mar. 2022 The actress, better known for her roles in The Office and Parks and Recreation, partnered with the label for their New York City launch—inspired by the concept of joie de vivre—and the reveal of their new, luxuriously smooth cognac, XO Royal. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Mar. 2022 His best work: renewing the confidence and joie de vivre inside Cole Caufield, the speed demon right winger. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 19 Mar. 2022 Through Child’s infectious joie de vivre, the series explores a pivotal time in American history — which included the rise of feminism and the emergence of public television as a new social institution. Jeanne Jakle, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Mar. 2022 The city was enjoying the tail end of a Black arts renaissance, with jazz’s hopping sound and joie de vivre running through the streets. Essence, 9 Feb. 2022 Vintage vibes, vino, and a big dose of joie de vivre team up at Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, a darling boutique hotel in Napa Valley. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 8 Jan. 2022 Because the way her love life is rolling is very much giving joie de vivre. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 26 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of joie de vivre

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for joie de vivre

French, literally, joy of living

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“Joie de vivre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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