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es·prit

 (ĕ-sprē′)
n.
Liveliness of mind or spirit; wittiness or sprightliness.

[French, from Latin spīritus, spirit; see spirit.]
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esprit

(ɛˈspriː)
n
spirit and liveliness, esp in wit
[C16: from French, from Latin spīritus a breathing, spirit1]
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es•prit

(ɛˈspri)

n.
1. sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence.
[1585–95; < French < Latin spīritus spirit]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esprit - liveliness of mind or spirit
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
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esprit

noun spirit, wit, sparkle, vitality, animation, verve, zest, élan, brio, quickness, vivacity, liveliness, sprightliness The wonderful esprit of this orchestra is quite unique.
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esprit

noun
1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
2. A strong sense of enthusiasm and dedication to a common goal that unites a group:
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