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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.]
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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)]
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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]
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bon vivant

A French phrase meaning good living, used to mean someone who enjoys the best in food and drink.
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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
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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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Tony was cheeky and he was charming, he was a bon viveur, a disruptor and a genuine icon.
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Churchill was still remembered with affection by the country as a statesman, bon viveur and reformer, Mr Cameron said, but most of all as a patriot - with lessons to teach the modern world.
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Friend and Daily Express columnist Carole Ann Rice said: "Edward was like a character in a book that you couldn't quite believe existed and Birmingham was so lucky to play host to this most irrepressible bon viveur, poet and old school gent.
Jon Gomm, The Moon Club, Cardiff IT'S WIDELY acknowledged that the ultimate social marketing tool is receiving a recommendation from actor, writer and all-round top bon viveur Stephen Fry.
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