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joie de vivre

Meaning: If you have joie de vivre, you feel the joy of living.

For example:

  • People loved her because of her joie de vivre and the fact that she was such great fun to be with.

  • A positive, easy-going attitude seems to go hand-in-hand with a natural joie de vivre.

Note: This phrase is borrowed from French and can be translated as "joy of life".

Quick Quiz:

My friend Lizzie has real joie de vivre, so
  1. she's usually very happy
  2. she often gets sick
  3. her moods change a lot

Discuss: joie de vivre

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