Joie-de-vivre



[zhwaduh vee-vruh] /ʒwadə ˈvi vrə/

noun, French.
1.
a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living.
/ʒwa də vivrə/
noun
1.
joy of living; enjoyment of life; ebullience
n.

1889, French, literally “joy of living.”
joie de vivre [(zhwah duh veev-ruh, veev)]

A love of life. From French, meaning “joy of living.”

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