bel esprit
[ bel-es-pree ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
French in french, literal translation is “beautiful mind, fine mind, wit,” and by extension “person of wit and intelligence.”
Synonyms
  • intellect
  • capable
Antonyms
  • ignorant
  • inept
Definition
a person of great wit or intellect
Example
As a bel espirit, she despised petty gossip.
Usage Over Time

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