from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life.
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- n. Enjoyment of living; happiness, ebullience, zest for life.
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- n. a keen enjoyment of living
She thought of the capricious joie de vivre of the pine marten, its innocence and its complete absorption in the business of being itself, and realised quite suddenly that she had exchanged the carelessness of youth for something very like unhappiness.