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What is the word for "Will To Live"?

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wrack    455

As the title suggest, what is the word for "Will To Live"?

We had a discussion in the office about cancer and somewhere along the line will to live came up but we couldn't find a single word for it.

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+hedleigh    126

Only thing I can think of is 2 words, Survival Instinct!

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Arkaic    21

Endurance?

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Anibal P    2,055

Determination

Perseverance

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+warwagon    13,037

nonsuicidal

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Scorpus    208

Self-preservation - but that's not really the same sort of will to live as living through cancer

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Kondrath    107

"will".

"She has lost the will to go on."

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McCordRm    446

Stubbornness

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Jose_49    1,034

Resolve

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Marshall    15,357

Willpower

Everyone missed the obvious. :)

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sanctified    1,220

The thing is that willpower, stubbornest, resolve, etc only applies to the "will" part. They are synonyms. However the "to live" part begs for a more specific word. I think the closest word would be self-preservation. However Arthur Schopenhauer said that "destiny" or "fate" is the will to live.

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wrack    455

Hard one isn't it?

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tiagosilva29    952

Porn

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goofyinthehead    30

faith

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James7    659

I think it's life-lust or life-grip or life-hold or something like that.

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RATiO    13

sentience

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tuckeratlarge    144

Beer

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Glassed Silver    940

It's literally "will to life". :)

As others hav. said, there are others, too.

If you feel like being a smartass you can throw in a couple foreign words. ^^

Here's German:

Lebenswille

Glassed Silver:ios

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Detection    2,256

Sparkle

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The Laughing Man    442

Bath Salts.

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Hum    6,933

marijuana

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McKay    3,696

Preservation.

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jakem1    1,610

It's literally "will to life". :)

As others hav. said, there are others, too.

If you feel like being a smartass you can throw in a couple foreign words. ^^

Here's German:

Lebenswille

Glassed Silver:ios

I was just going to say that I don't know of a single word in English but bet the Germans have one :laugh:

Thanks for beating me to it :)

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James7    659

Bath Salts.

+1 (Y) :yes: :alien:

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