Bel-esprit definition

bĕl ĕ-sprē
A cultivated, highly intelligent person.
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A clever, cultured person.
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A very witty or clever person.
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Origin of bel-esprit

  • French bel fine esprit mind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French bel esprit.

    From Wiktionary