joie de vivre

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noun joie de vi·vre \ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrə\

Definition of joie de vivre

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1889


JOIE DE VIVRE Defined for English Language Learners

joie de vivre

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noun joie de vi·vre \ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrə\

Definition of joie de vivre for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of happiness or excitement about life


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