Definition of La Bruyère, Jean de in English:

La Bruyère, Jean de

proper noun

  • (1645–96), French writer and moralist. He is known for his Caractères (1688), based on a translation of the Characters of Theophrastus and exposing the vanity and corruption of human behaviour by satirizing Parisian society.

Pronunciation

La Bruyère, Jean de

/ˌla bruːˈjɛː//la bʀyjɛʀ/