joie de vivre

[ zhwaduh vee-vruh ]SEE DEFINITION OF joie de vivre
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Many of them still possessed an amazing amount of the joie de vivre.

Lola Montez learned in Paris what was meant by the joie de vivre.

She saw that his natural gayety and joie de vivre, long subdued, were again welling up within him.

She was Danish by birth, and the Danes, unlike the Norwegians, have a large supply of good spirits and the joie de vivre.

Delancey is overflowing with joie de vivre, with curiosity, with a certainty of imminent adventure.

The seventh lamp, which goes as naturally with idealism as care and patience go with naturalism, is joy, joie de vivre.

She was noted for her gaiety and joie de vivre and for the energy with which she pursued enjoyment.

The whole work is a convincing example of Brahms's vitality and "joie de vivre."

WORD ORIGIN

1889, French, literally "joy of living."

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