Joie-de-vivre definition

zhwä də vēvrə
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Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life.
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(the) Joy of living; high spirits, exuberance, etc.
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Origin of joie-de-vivre

  • French joie joy de of vivre to live, living

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

  • Borrowing from French joie de vivre literally "joy of living".

    From Wiktionary