elan (n.)

  1. 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

    [ Syn: ardor , ardour , zeal ]

  2. distinctive and stylish elegance; he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer

    [ Syn: dash , flair , panache , style ]

  3. enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness; a performance of great elan and sophistication'

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