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élan

Synonyms of elan in English:

noun

  • they performed with uncommon elan
    flair, stylishness, smartness, elegance, grace, gracefulness, poise, polish, suaveness, sophistication, urbanity, chic, finesse, panache, flourish, taste;
    vigour, energy, pep, dynamism, forcefulness, force, strength, determination, motivation, push, vehemence, fanaticism, go, vitality, vivacity, buoyancy, liveliness, animation, sprightliness, zest, sparkle, effervescence, fizz, verve, spirit, spiritedness, ebullience, life, dash, brio;
    enthusiasm, eagerness, keenness, passion, zeal, fervour, relish, gusto, feeling, ardour, fire, fieriness, drive;
    Frenchesprit
    [Antonyms] clumsiness
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    Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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