English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'élan'

(noun) 
Definition
style and liveliness
The part was performed with élan by a promising young tenor.
Synonyms
style
She has not lost her grace and style.
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spirit
They played with spirit.
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dash
He played with great fire and dash.
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flair (informal)
the panache and flair you'd expect
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animation
They both spoke with animation.
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vigour
He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
He played with great vigour.
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verve
He played with great style and verve.
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panache
The orchestra played with great panache.
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esprit
The wonderful esprit of this orchestra is quite unique.
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brio
The performance was full of brio.
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vivacity
She danced past, bubbling with vivacity.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of animation
Definition
liveliness and enthusiasm
They both spoke with animation.
Synonyms
pep,
welly (slang),
ardour (old-fashioned),
vibrancy,
zing (informal),
briskness,
sprightliness,
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
in the sense of brio
The performance was full of brio.
Synonyms
in the sense of dash
Definition
a mixture of style and courage
He played with great fire and dash.

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Thesaurus for élan from the Collins English Thesaurus
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