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Definition of "empressement" [em•presse•ment]

  • Effusive cordiality. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "empressement" in a sentence
  • "Himself is a bulgy, bumptious, plethoric person with a great deal of manner which may be translated by the French word empressement."
  • "It proved as he anticipated, for Wakatta, who must have received a highly flattering account of us from Eiulo, was not satisfied until he had bestowed upon each one of us, Johnny included, similar tokens of his regard, Max rushing forward, with an air of "empressement," and taking the initiative, as he had promised."
  • "Tess said they must do it with empressement, meaning she would furnish an equipage for them to make their rounds in."