One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A way of living that is pleasant and free from worries.‘the douceur de vivre enjoyed in the country houses of the very rich’
- ‘Many of us are still tempted to think of traditional French culture as the ultimate in civilisation and douceur de vivre.’
- ‘Objectives are equable climate, general douceur de vie and an absence of riff-raff.’
- ‘He is so wedded to his ideal of douceur de vivre that he works to make it happen for all who pass his hearth.’
- ‘It manifests douceur de vivre and ad-hocism: there are, for instance, the oddest lights which are like translucent orange flowerpots.’
French, literally ‘sweetness of living (or life)’.
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