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esprit de corps Line breaks: es¦prit de corps
Pronunciation: /ɛˌspriː də ˈkɔː/
Pronunciation: /ɛspʀi də kɔʀ/

Definition of esprit de corps in English:


[mass noun]
A feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by the members of a group: they developed some esprit de corps through athletics competitions [count noun]: to have an esprit de corps is important for any choir
More example sentences
  • They should help build teamwork, esprit de corps and unit pride.
  • Just as sharing information can build esprit de corps, withholding it can severely depress morale.
  • He said the main factors that attract people to submarines are the camaraderie or esprit de corps and the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility at a relatively young age and rank.


French, literally 'spirit of the body'.

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