To see details on the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.

People are attracted to his élan.
  enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
 Mark word for later review on this computer
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
  • People are attracted to his élan.
  • Mike Strank, an immensely popular sergeant who had some of the élan, if not the notoriety, of John Basilone, had his own colorful way of expressing brotherhood.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Consider this dog of great élan, of impeccable manner, of ton, enfin of a certain majesty.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Even Eiffel’s tower, forecast by wishful Americans to be a monstrosity that would disfigure forever the comely landscape of Paris, turned out to possess unexpected élan, with a sweeping base and tapered shaft that evoked the trail of a skyrocket.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   élan [9]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Philosophy, Religion - Christianity
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading