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esprit de corps

[e-spree duh kawr] /ɛˈspri də ˈkɔr/
a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc.
Origin of esprit de corps
1770-80; < French
camaraderie, bonding, solidarity, fellowship. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for esprit de corps
  • If a group is able to develop esprit de corps, they can be quite effective.
  • He certainly feels no less esprit de corps because of it.
  • For me that explains the swaggering esprit de corps so often commented on by impressed visitors.
  • The event brought in television crews and local officials in a festive show of esprit de corps.
  • The film wholly missed fashion's sincerity and esprit de corps.
  • Most of the large outfits have struggled to create an esprit de corps.
  • At first you find this uplifting, in a back-stage-y, esprit de corps sort of way.
  • He made a point of extolling the new chief for restoring the esprit de corps.
  • The ultimate payoff of this esprit de corps was a headlong aggressiveness that won battles.
  • Mutual respect, open communications, and teamwork create an atmosphere of pride and esprit de corps.
British Dictionary definitions for esprit de corps

esprit de corps

/ɛˈspriː də ˈkɔː; French ɛspri də kɔr/
consciousness of and pride in belonging to a particular group; the sense of shared purpose and fellowship
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esprit de corps in Culture
esprit de corps [(es-pree duh kawr)]

The feeling of camaraderie among members of a group or an organization: “The campers have been together for only one week, but they are already bound by a strong esprit de corps.” From French, meaning “group spirit.”

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