Adjective "esprit" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The quality of being lively, vivacious, or witty.
  1. 'The trouble, though, was that Cole Porter had become incapable of turning out a trademark Cole Porter song, with its inimitable mix of eroticism and esprit.'
  2. 'They are utterly unique in the ambitiousness of their goals, the intensity of their conversations, the degree of their esprit, and the extraordinary results they deliver.'

More definitions

1. sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence.

More examples(as adjective)

"corpses can be esprit."


French, from Latin spiritus ‘spirit’.