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synonyms for jeu d'esprit

  • blitheness
  • buoyancy
  • ebullience
  • euphoria
  • jauntiness
  • nonchalance
  • sprightliness

antonyms for jeu d'esprit

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  • depression
  • gloom
  • heavyheartedness
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How to use jeu d'esprit in a sentence

This inelegant jeu de theatre is severely ridiculed in the "Rehearsal."
THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, VOLUME 4 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
No one can tell whence the rhymed jeux d'esprit come; they seem to spring spontaneously from the heart and lips of the people.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
One of our poets, in a very clever jeu d'esprit, spoke of Mr. Browning as 'thinking in Greek.'
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
Madame de Sablire said to him: "Mon bon ami, que vous seriez bte, si vous n'aviez pas tant d'esprit!"
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
Et que ceulx qui estoient la fenestre estoient bien aises de veoir jouer le jeu mes despens.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
The noble jeu de paume, the game of kings, the most aristocratic of all sports, should have a worthy home at Lupton.
THE SECRET GLORYARTHUR MACHEN
While looking at the house said to have been inhabited by this "femme d'esprit par la grace de Dieu!"
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 1, APRIL, 1851VARIOUS
For a jeu d'esprit of that kind it is too long; it would have suited better as an essay or article than as a volume.
SARTOR RESARTUSTHOMAS CARLYLE
He even said, "It is no bad thing that Messieurs les gens d'esprit should see from time to time that they have need of the King."
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
She wore a picture frock of point d'esprit and tiny pink rosebuds, and little pink socks and sandals.
PTOMAINE STREETCAROLYN WELLS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO JEU D'ESPRIT

  • blitheness
  • buoyancy
  • ebullience
  • euphoria
  • jauntiness
  • jeu d'esprit
  • nonchalance
  • sprightliness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.