joie de vivre[z̸hwȧd vē′vr']
joie de vivre definition by Webster's New World
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(the) joy of living; high spirits, exuberance, etc.
joie de vivre definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life.
Origin: French : joie, joy + de, of + vivre, to live, living.
joie de vivre - Cultural Definition
A love of life. From French, meaning “joy of living.”