(also douceur de vie /viː/ /vi/)
A way of living that is pleasant and free from worries: the douceur de vivre enjoyed in the country houses of the very rich
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- Objectives are equable climate, general douceur de vie and an absence of riff-raff.
- It manifests douceur de vivre and ad-hocism: there are, for instance, the oddest lights which are like translucent orange flowerpots.
- Many of us are still tempted to think of traditional French culture as the ultimate in civilisation and douceur de vivre.
French, literally 'sweetness of living (or life)'.
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