Definitions for: Elan

[n] enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness; "a performance of great elan and sophistication"
[n] distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
[n] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: ['E]`lan", b. [F., fr. ['e]lancer to dart.]
Ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm.

Synonyms: ardor, ardour, dash, flair, panache, style, zeal

See Also: avidity, avidness, eagerness, elegance, keenness, life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness

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