One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality of being lively, vivacious, or witty.
flair, stylishness, smartness, elegance, grace, gracefulness, poise, polish, suaveness, sophistication, urbanity, chic, finesse, panache, flourish, tasteView synonyms
- ‘His esprit is evident even today.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Still, personal magnetism and motivational esprit remain important qualifications for leadership in evangelical groups.’
- ‘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.’
French, from Latin spiritus ‘spirit’.
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