Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of joy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The French call it joie d 'vivre, and it was Sigmund's definition of success: "satisfaction in work and in love."

    Penelope Andrew: NYC Psychoanalytic Society Hosts Artist Jane McAdam Freud: The Edge of Analysis, Art and Politics

  • There is certain "joie de vivre" in our province that has been given a tremendous boost in the past week.

    My Canada - Today and Tomorrow

  • I did keep coming back to what they called joie de vivre, wondering if there wasn’t something for me to learn and something for me to imitate and accept.

    Lightning Strikes

  • I did keep coming back to what they called joie de vivre, wondering if there wasn’t something for me to learn and something for me to imitate and accept.

    Lightning Strikes

  • I did keep coming back to what they called joie de vivre, wondering if there wasn’t something for me to learn and something for me to imitate and accept.

    Lightning Strikes

  • I did keep coming back to what they called joie de vivre, wondering if there wasn’t something for me to learn and something for me to imitate and accept.

    Lightning Strikes

  • I suppose it's what the French would call joie de vivre.

    On loving Spain, Madrid but not Oates

  • But I did have what you French would call joie de vivre, I was fun.

    Bono On Bono

  • I suppose it's what the French would call joie de vivre.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • I have written this book because, in my business, I see a constant flow of Americans looking for that thing that the French call joie de vivre.

    JOIE DE VIVRE

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  • As in "de vivre"!

    April 13, 2007