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A feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by the members of a group.‘they developed some esprit de corps through athletics competitions’count noun ‘to have an esprit de corps is important for any choir’
unanimity, unity, like-mindedness, agreement, accord, harmony, consensus, concord, concurrence, singleness of purpose, community of interest, mutual support, cooperation, cohesion, team spirit, camaraderieView synonyms
- ‘They are better paid than conscripts, they get more training and they have higher morale and more esprit de corps.’
- ‘It is a key component of the notions of comradeship and esprit de corps which are characteristic of military self-image and organization.’
- ‘The esprit de corps from the committee chairman down to the civilian volunteers and property owners is terrific.’
- ‘Personal and financial connections were the prerequisites for the much-vaunted esprit de corps for which the Forest Service became famous.’
- ‘Nonetheless, the railways did inspire a feeling of esprit de corps among those that worked for them, a spirit which survived until very recently.’
- ‘Just as sharing information can build esprit de corps, withholding it can severely depress morale.’
- ‘He said the main factors that attract people to submarines are the camaraderie or esprit de corps and the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility at a relatively young age and rank.’
- ‘The fighting skill, courage and esprit de corps among the Chechen fighters, who were defending their homeland, contrasted with that of the average Russian soldier.’
- ‘Nevertheless, that rivalry is the least of Australia's defence problems and, indeed, can have some positive features especially in developing esprit de corps.’
- ‘The rodeo is a great way to unite soldiers' skills and build esprit de corps.’
- ‘That puts Wall Street firms in the difficult position of somehow recapturing their esprit de corps at a time when many of their employees are suffering not just financially but also emotionally.’
- ‘Morale, cohesion, esprit de corps and readiness plummeted as everyone addressed a new training cycle to absorb yet another batch of recruits.’
- ‘They should help build teamwork, esprit de corps and unit pride.’
- ‘The event is a fantastic way for Army personnel to improve their fitness, marksmanship, team work, competitive spirit and esprit de corps in an environment that is both fun and challenging.’
- ‘‘I now command a Service that has great traditions of dedication, courage, esprit de corps and success in both peace and war,’ he said.’
- ‘Organizations today want to foster knowledge, deepen working relationships, and create a collaborative culture and esprit de corps.’
- ‘Morale at the agency suffered badly under him, so the next chairman ideally would be someone who can quickly restore the agency's esprit de corps.’
- ‘The military realized some years ago, however, that explosive anger and unfair, degrading punishment develop neither esprit de corps nor mature soldiers.’
- ‘There was a camaraderie of sorts, a sense of esprit de corps that could be affected and changed.’
- ‘Prolonged exposure to direct political governance has taken a huge toll on the professionalism and esprit de corps of the Nigerian Armed Forces made up of the army, the navy, and the air force.’
French, literally ‘spirit of the body’.
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