bon vivant

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bon vi·vant

 (bôN′ vē-väN′)
n. pl. bons vi·vants (bôN′ vē-väN′)
A person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink.

[French : bon, good + vivant, present participle of vivre, to live.]

bon vivant

(bɔ̃ vivɑ̃)
n, pl bons vivants (bɔ̃ vivɑ̃)
a person who enjoys luxuries, esp good food and drink. Also called (but not in French): bon viveur
[literally: good living (man)]

bon vi•vant

(Fr. bɔ̃ viˈvɑ̃)

pl. bons vi•vants (Fr. bɔ̃ viˈvɑ̃)
a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink.
[< French]

bon vivant

A French phrase meaning good living, used to mean someone who enjoys the best in food and drink.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bon vivant - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)bon vivant - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality

bon vivant

noun bon viveur, gourmet, connoisseur, foodie (informal), epicurean, hedonist, pleasure-seeker, epicure, gastronome, voluptuary, luxurist a garrulous book collector and bon vivant
abstainer, celibate, ascetic, self-denier
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Grant is most kind and obliging to me, and though he is really a gentleman, and, I dare say, a good scholar and clever, and often preaches good sermons, and is very respectable, I see him to be an indolent, selfish bon vivant, who must have his palate consulted in everything; who will not stir a finger for the convenience of any one; and who, moreover, if the cook makes a blunder, is out of humour with his excellent wife.
Athelney Jones proved to be a sociable soul in his hours of relaxation, and face his dinner with the air of a bon vivant.
Murray was, by all accounts, a blustering, roystering, country squire: a devoted fox-hunter, a skilful horse-jockey and farrier, an active, practical farmer, and a hearty bon vivant.
K- was a BON VIVANT as well as an accomplished teacher; he liked a sly illusion no less than a careful preparation.
The doctor, whose cook was not satisfactory, the curate, who kept no cook, and the mining agent, who was a great bon vivant, even began to rely on Freely for the greater part of their dinner, when they wished to give an entertainment of some brilliancy.
They even do a fantastic line in Scottish tapas Paul Kitching 21212, Edinburgh, chooses The Bon Vivant Thistle Street, Edinburgh Michelin awardwinning chef Paul says The Bon Vivant bar and restaurant feels like Scotland's coolest pub.
Young Parisian bon vivant Gaston Lachaille falls in love and seeks to make her his mistress.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Friday, Sky Movies Premiere, 8pm PREMIERE Young bellhop Tony Revolori is tutored in the rules of refinement by concierge Ralph Fiennes (above), a fastidious bon vivant behind bars in Ruritania between the wars.
Pire encore, notre compatriote, bon vivant de nature, depense sans compter et se fait aussi bon payeur a l'egard des taximen, des bazaristes, des restaurateurs-, en depit des contraintes boursieres, tandis que le visiteur etranger, arnaque jusqu'aux dents par cette desastreuse formule [beaucoup moins que]all inclusive[beaucoup plus grand que], ne sort pratiquement pas un rond troue, meme pas de quoi glisser aux serveurs, tres mal au point par cette formule alarmante.
Best International Restaurant Bar: The Bon Vivant (Edinburgh)
Historian, scholar, journalist, wit and bon vivant, he enriched our lives with his writings and , above all, with his friendship.
In June 1971, a New York couple decided their Bon Vivant brand vichyssoise tasted strange so they put aside their bowls, too late.