Exuberant enjoyment of life: they seem to be filled with joie de vivre [count noun]: she had been gripped with a joie de vivre that hitherto had been completely missing from her life
More example sentences
- ‘He was bouncy, ebullient and filled with joie de vivre,’ said Daley.
- But it's her wonderfully innocent joie de vivre and youthful exuberance that captured my heart.
- A lot has been made of their euphoric, ecstatic joie de vivre, but I have to say that mainly I find the overall tone rather irritating.
gaiety, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, light-heartedness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, delight, pleasure, high spirits, spiritedness, jollity, jolliness, joviality, exuberance, ebullience, liveliness, vivacity, enthusiasm, enjoyment, verve, gusto, relish, animation, effervescence, sparkle, buoyancy, sprightliness, jauntiness, zest, zestfulness
literary gladsomeness, blitheness, blithesomeness
French, literally 'joy of living'.
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