a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living. Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life. A love of life. From French, meaning “joy of living.”

Joie de vivre, as one scholar has written, "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life.
she loves to travel the world, dance wildly and have many lovers... she genuinely is a joie de vivre
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this word originates from France yet has significant meaning in Poland. It describes an amazingly beautiful woman named Magdalenka Kozakowski and is used commonly today to liken other women to this glorious being.
Sarah really is a Joie de Vivre
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