bel esprit


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bel es·prit

 (bĕl′ ĕ-sprē′)
n. pl. beaux es·prits (bō′zĕ-sprē′)
A cultivated, highly intelligent person.

[French : bel, fine + esprit, mind.]

bel esprit

(bɛl ɛspri)
n, pl beaux esprits (boz ɛspri)
a witty or clever person
[literally: fine wit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bel esprit - a witty or clever person with a fine mindbel esprit - a witty or clever person with a fine mind
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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She was a bel esprit, and a dreadful Radical for those days.
Raoul remained silent, for he was not prepared for the dignity of the bel esprit.
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Le ministre de l'Interieur et des Collectivites locales, Daho Ould Kablia, est convaincu que l'installation des Assemblees populaires communales (APC) issues du scrutin du 29 novembre dernier s'est effectuee dans un bel esprit civique.
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Ahmed Zayat 54 owner-breeder of American Pharoah; Umberto Rispoli 28 champion jockey in Italy 2009 & 2010; Eric Saint-Martin 51 rider of Urban Sea & Olympic Express; Stuart S Janney III 68 chairman of the US Jockey Club; John Hayter 79 owner of Roland Gardens & Inshallah; Willie McCreery (pictured) 49 trainer of Fiesolana & Hurryupharriet; John Symons 60 trainer of Bel Esprit & Macedon Lady; Ron Moquett 45 trainer of Seek Gold & Gentlemen's Bet; Franny Briggs 79 Newmarket builder & owner; Adam Barker 61 steward at Epsom & Kempton; Nick Bitel 57 legal adviser to the Racehorse Owners' Association; Peter Watson 69 NAB chairman 1993-96; Bernie Wharfe 33 rider of Hills Of Aran & Histoire De Moeurs; Padraig Harrington 45 owner with David Nicholls
com)-- Bel Essence has joined the Bel Esprit Showroom as a sponsor of showroom events and campaigns promoting ecological and ethical designers.
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