Definition of joie de vivre
- he radiates a vitalizing energy, the zest and gaiety of an inexhaustible joie de vivre
- —Robert Kuttner
She is admired for her energy and joie de vivre.
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First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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