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joie de vivre

[zhwaduh vee-vruh] /ʒwadə ˈvi vrə/
noun, French.
a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living.
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literally, joy of living Unabridged
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joie de vivre

/ʒwa də vivrə/
joy of living; enjoyment of life; ebullience
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joie de vivre


1889, French, literally "joy of living."

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joie-de-vivre in Culture
joie de vivre [(zhwah duh veev-ruh, veev)]

A love of life. From French, meaning “joy of living.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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