joie de vivre

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joie de vi·vre

 (zhwä′ də vē′vrə)
n.
Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life.

[French : joie, joy + de, of + vivre, to live, living.]
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joie de vivre

(ʒwa də vivrə)
n
joy of living; enjoyment of life; ebullience
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joie de vi•vre

(ʒwadə ˈvi vrə)
n.
French.
a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living.
[literally, joy of living]
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joie de vivre

A French phrase meaning joy of living, used to mean enjoyment or love of life.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joie de vivre - a keen enjoyment of living
enjoyment - the pleasure felt when having a good time
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joie de vivre

(French)
noun enthusiasm, zest, gusto, ebullience, joy, relish, enjoyment, gaiety, joyfulness He has plenty of joie de vivre.
depression, apathy, distaste
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Translations

joie de vivre

[ˈʒwɑːdəˈviːvr] Nalegría f de vivir
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joie de vivre

[ʒˈwɑːdəˈviːvrə] n (literary)joie f de vivre
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joie de vivre

nLebensfreude f, → Lebenslust f
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References in classic literature ?
He closed his eyes, and immediately a sound of cannonading, of musketry and the rattling of carriage wheels seemed to fill his ears, and now again drawn out in a thin line the musketeers were descending the hill, the French were firing, and he felt his heart palpitating as he rode forward beside Schmidt with the bullets merrily whistling all around, and he experienced tenfold the joy of living, as he had not done since childhood.
He was full of the strong joy of living. And then, in the midst of it all, came a dull, crashing blow.
With the first dizzy swing from tree to tree all the old joy of living swept over him.
To Alleyne whose days had been spent in the low-lying coastland, the eager upland air and the wide free country-side gave a sense of life and of the joy of living which made his young blood tingle in his veins.
He thought now only of the savage joy of living, and of pitting one's wits and prowess against the wiles and might of the savage jungle brood which haunted the broad plains and the gloomy forest aisles of the great, untamed continent.
One's regret is that society should be constructed on such a basis that man has been forced into a groove in which he cannot freely develop what is wonderful, and fascinating, and delightful in him - in which, in fact, he misses the true pleasure and joy of living. He is also, under existing conditions, very insecure.
When the Renaissance dawned upon the world, and brought with it the new ideals of the beauty of life and the joy of living, men could not understand Christ.
"Each year that brings its anniversary of the day that saw you racing across a near dead world to unlock the secret of that awful portal behind which lay the mighty power of life for countless millions a great festival is held in your honour; but there are tears mingled with the thanksgiving--tears of real regret that the author of the happiness is not with them to share the joy of living he died to give them.
Her eyes shone with the joy of living, and her face still quivered with amusement at some remark of her companion.
Perhaps it was the very joy of living that urged him from his arboreal couch to pit his muscles and his senses against the jungle night, and then, too, Tarzan always was goaded by an intense desire to know.
This murmur arose from all the land, fraught with the joy of living. It came from the things that lived and moved again, things which had been as dead and which had not moved during the long months of frost.