Definitions for ELAN
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ardor, ardour, elan, zeal(noun)
a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
"they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
dash, elan, flair, panache, style(noun)
distinctive and stylish elegance
"he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
"a performance of great elan and sophistication"
ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm.
ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm
Origin: [F., fr. lancer to dart.]
enal, Lane, lane, lean, Lena, Neal
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When I arrived in San Francisco in 1957 I discovered a community existing on the edge of the city unlike any other in America. Reckless, creative, frenetic, insane, it was too insane for a lot of people, for not many survived. I did, however, and in surviving came of age in the cheap pads and artists' lofts in North Beach. In the process I lost my innocence and my youth, but gained an indelible memory of a bunch of crazy people who lived, fought, struggled, loved, and even died together with a sense of elan and community that I had never experienced before nor have found since.
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