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esprit n : liveliness of mind or spirit

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see Esprit

English

Etymology

Borrowed from the French.

Pronunciation

Es`prit

Noun

  1. Spirit, enthusiasm.
  2. A wit.
  3. Liveliness, or active mind and spirit.

Related terms

Translations

spirit, enthusiasm
wit
liveliness, or active mind and spirit

References

  • Webster 1913

French

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. spirit, enthusiasm.

Extensive Definition

Esprit (French for spirit/enthusiasm) may refer to:
esprit in German: Esprit
esprit in French: Esprit (homonymie)
esprit in Japanese: エスプリ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Atticism, Vernunft, accord, accordance, acuity, acumen, acuteness, adroitness, affinity, agape, agile wit, agreement, amity, animal spirits, animation, aptitude, aptness, being, bipartisanship, black humor, bonds of harmony, bones, bosom, brain, braininess, brains, breast, brightness, brilliance, brio, brotherly love, burlesque, camaraderie, capersomeness, caricature, caritas, cement of friendship, charity, clear thinking, cleverness, coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship, codirectorship, collaboration, collaborativeness, collectivism, collusion, coltishness, comedy, commensalism, common effort, common enterprise, communalism, communion, communism, communitarianism, community, community of interests, compatibility, complicity, conception, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, congeniality, cooperation, cooperativeness, correspondence, courage, dash, devotion, dexterity, discourse of reason, discursive reason, dry wit, duet, duumvirate, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, elan, empathy, enthusiasm, esprit de corps, exuberance, farce, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, fervor, flair, frictionlessness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, genius, giftedness, gifts, good vibes, good vibrations, gray matter, gusto, guts, happy family, harmony, head, headpiece, heart, heart of hearts, heartiness, heartstrings, humor, identity, inmost heart, inmost soul, innermost being, intellect, intellection, intellectual faculty, intelligence, irony, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, keen-wittedness, keenness, kinship, lampoon, life, like-mindedness, liveliness, love, loyalty, mass action, mens, mental alertness, mental capacity, mentality, mercurial mind, mettle, mind, morale, mutual assistance, mutualism, mutuality, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble wit, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, octet, oneness, oomph, parody, passion, peace, piss and vinegar, playfulness, pleasantry, pooling, pooling of resources, power of reason, pretty wit, psyche, pulling together, quartet, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, quintet, rapport, rapprochement, ratio, rationality, ready wit, reason, reasoning, reasoning faculty, reciprocity, rollicksomeness, rompishness, salt, sarcasm, satire, savor of wit, savvy, secret places, septet, sextet, sharing, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, skittishness, slapstick, slapstick humor, smartness, smarts, solidarity, soul, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness, sprightly wit, squib, subtle wit, symbiosis, sympathy, symphony, synergism, synergy, talent, team spirit, teamwork, tenacity, travesty, trio, triumvirate, troika, understanding, union, unison, united action, unity, verve, vigor, vim, viscera, visual humor, vitality, vivacity, wit, zest, zestfulness, zing, zip
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