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espressivo | espresso | espresso maker | espresso shop | espringal | esprit | esprit de corps | esprit de l'escalier | espy | esq | esquimau

esprit

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CIDE DICTIONARY

espritn. [F. See Spirit.].
     Spirit.  [1913 Webster]
Esprit de corps (, a French phrase much used by English writers to denote the common spirit pervading the members of a body or association of persons. It implies sympathy, enthusiasm, devotion, and jealous regard for the honor of the body as a whole.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

esprit, n. sprightliness, wit.

Idiom
esprit de corps a feeling of devotion to and pride in the group one belongs to. esprit de l'escalier an apt retort or clever remark that comes to mind after the chance to make it is gone.
Etymology
F f. L spiritus SPIRIT (+ corps body, escalier stairs)

THESAURUS

esprit

Atticism, Vernunft, accord, accordance, acuity, acumen, acuteness, adroitness, affinity, agape, agile wit, agreement, amity, animal spirits, animation, aptitude, aptness, being, bipartisanship, black humor, bonds of harmony, bones, bosom, brain, braininess, brains, breast, brightness, brilliance, brio, brotherly love, burlesque, camaraderie, capersomeness, caricature, caritas, cement of friendship, charity, clear thinking, cleverness, coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship, codirectorship, collaboration, collaborativeness, collectivism, collusion, coltishness, comedy, commensalism, common effort, common enterprise, communalism, communion, communism, communitarianism, community, community of interests, compatibility, complicity, conception, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, congeniality, cooperation, cooperativeness, correspondence, courage, dash, devotion, dexterity, discourse of reason, discursive reason, dry wit, duet, duumvirate, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, elan, empathy, enthusiasm, esprit de corps, exuberance, farce, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, fervor, flair, frictionlessness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, genius, giftedness, gifts, good vibes, good vibrations, gray matter, gusto, guts, happy family, harmony, head, headpiece, heart, heart of hearts, heartiness, heartstrings, humor, identity, inmost heart, inmost soul, innermost being, intellect, intellection, intellectual faculty, intelligence, irony, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, keen-wittedness, keenness, kinship, lampoon, life, like-mindedness, liveliness, love, loyalty, mass action, mens, mental alertness, mental capacity, mentality, mercurial mind, mettle, mind, morale, mutual assistance, mutualism, mutuality, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble wit, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, octet, oneness, oomph, parody, passion, peace, piss and vinegar, playfulness, pleasantry, pooling, pooling of resources, power of reason, pretty wit, psyche, pulling together, quartet, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, quintet, rapport, rapprochement, ratio, rationality, ready wit, reason, reasoning, reasoning faculty, reciprocity, rollicksomeness, rompishness, salt, sarcasm, satire, savor of wit, savvy, secret places, septet, sextet, sharing, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, skittishness, slapstick, slapstick humor, smartness, smarts, solidarity, soul, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness, sprightly wit, squib, subtle wit, symbiosis, sympathy, symphony, synergism, synergy, talent, team spirit, teamwork, tenacity, travesty, trio, triumvirate, troika, understanding, union, unison, united action, unity, verve, vigor, vim, viscera, visual humor, vitality, vivacity, wit, zest, zestfulness, zing, zip

ROGET THESAURUS

esprit

Wit

N wit, humor, wittiness, sense of humor, attic wit, attic salt, atticism, salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry, farce, buffoonery, fooling, tomfoolery, shenanigan, harlequinade, broad farce, broad humor, fun, espieglerie, vis comica, jocularity, jocosity, jocoseness, facetiousness, waggery, waggishness, whimsicality, comicality, banter, badinage, retort, repartee, smartness, ready wit, quid- pro-quo, ridicule, jest, joke, jape, jibe, facetiae, levity, quips and cranks, capital joke, canorae nugae, standing jest, standing joke, private joke, conceit, quip, quirk, crank, quiddity, concetto, plaisanterie, brilliant idea, merry thought, bright thought, happy thought, sally, flash of wit, flash of merriment, scintillation, mot, mot pour rire, witticism, smart saying, bon-mot, jeu d'esprit, epigram, jest book, dry joke, quodlibet, cream of the jest, word-play, jeu de mots, play of words, play upon words, pun, punning, double entente, double entendre, quibble, verbal quibble, conundrum, anagram, acrostic, double acrostic, trifling, idle conceit, turlupinade, old joke, tired joke, flat joke, Joe Miller, witty, attic, quick-witted, nimble-witted, smart, jocular, jocose, humorous, facetious, waggish, whimsical, kidding, joking, puckish, playful, merry and wise, pleasant, sprightly, light, spirituel, sparkling, epigrammatic, full of point, ben trovato, comic, zany, madcap, funny, amusing, jokingly, in joke, in jest, in sport, in play, adhibenda est in jocando moderatio, gentle dullness ever loves a joke, leave this keen encounter of our wits, just joking, just kidding, surely you jest!.

Wisdom

N intelligence, wisdom, intelligence, capacity, comprehension, understanding, cuteness, sabe, savvy, intellect, nous, parts, sagacity, mother wit, wit, esprit, gumption, quick parts, grasp of intellect, acuteness, acumen, subtlety, penetration, perspicacy, perspicacity, discernment, due sense of, good judgment, discrimination, cunning, refinement, head, brains, headpiece, upper story, long head, eagle eye, eagle- glance, eye of a lynx, eye of a hawk, wisdom, sapience, sense, good sense, common sense, horse sense, plain sense, rationality, reason, reasonableness, judgment, solidity, depth, profundity, caliber, enlarged views, reach of thought, compass of thought, enlargement of mind, genius, inspiration, geist, fire of genius, heaven-born genius, soul, talent, prudence, vigilance, tact, foresight, sobriety, self-possession, aplomb, ballast, a bright thought, not a bad idea, Solomon-like wisdom, intelligent, quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp, quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, sharp-eyed, sharp sighted, sharp witted, wide- awake, canny, shrewd, astute, clear-headed, farsighted, discerning, perspicacious, penetrating, piercing, argute, quick-witted, nimble-witted, needle-witted, sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack, alive to, clever, arch, pas si bete, acute, wise, sage, sapient, sagacious, reasonable, rational, sound, in one's right mind, sensible, abnormis sapiens, judicious, strong- minded, unprejudiced, unbiased, unbigoted, unprepossessed, undazzled, unperplexed, unwarped judgment, impartial, equitable, fair, cool, cool-headed, long-headed, hardheaded, strong-headed, long- sighted, calculating, thoughtful, reflecting, solid, deep, profound, oracular, heaven-directed, heaven-born, prudent, sober, stand, solid, considerate, politic, wise in one's generation, watchful, provident, in advance of one' age, wise as a serpent, wise as Solomon, wise as Solon, wise, sensible, reasonable, judicious, well- thought-out, well-planned, well-judged, well-advised, prudent, politic, expedient, aut regem aut fatuum nasci oportet, but with the morning cool reflection came, flosculi sententiarum, les affaires font les hommes, mas vale saber que haber, mas vale ser necio que profiadol nemo solus sapit, nosce te, gnothi seauton, nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit, sapere aude, victrix fortunae sapientia.


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