Definition of vive la difference in English:

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vive la difference

Pronunciation: /ˌviːv lɑː ˌdɪfəˈrɒns/


chiefly humorous
An expression of approval of difference, especially that between the sexes.
Example sentences
  • Certainly, there are differences between men and women - and vive la difference!
  • All these books were translated into English and presumably found audiences in the States, who themselves could say with approval then - vive la difference.
  • It has been used by too many wineries to mask the shortcomings in a poorly made wine, but ultimately it is a personal choice, so vive la difference.


From French vive la différence, literally 'long live the difference'.

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