savoir-faire

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sa·voir-faire

 (săv′wär-fâr′)
n.
The ability to say or do the appropriate or graceful thing in social situations.

[French : savoir, to know how + faire, to do.]

savoir-faire

(ˈsævwɑːˈfɛə)
n
the ability to do the right thing in any situation
[French, literally: a knowing how to do]

sa•voir-faire

(ˈsæv wɑrˈfɛər; Fr. sa vwarˈfɛr)

n.
knowledge of just what to do in any situation.
[1805–15; < French: literally, to know (how) to do]

savoir-faire

A French term meaning knowing what to do, used to mean the ability to do the right thing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savoir-faire - social skillsavoir-faire - social skill        
tact, tactfulness - consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

savoir-faire

noun social graces, diplomacy, discretion, accomplishment, finesse, poise, tact, urbanity, social know-how (informal) a certain savoir-faire that comes from living with the best

savoir-faire

noun
The ability to say and do the right thing at the right time:
Translations

savoir-faire

[ˈsævwɑːˈfɛəʳ] Ndesparpajo m

savoir-faire

[ˌsævwɑːrˈfɛər] nsavoir-vivre m inv

savoir-faire

nGewandtheit f; (in social matters) → gute Umgangsformen pl; it’s a question of savoir-fairees ist nur eine Frage, wie man es anfasst

savoir-faire

[ˈsævwɑːˈfɛəʳ] n (frm) → savoir-faire m inv
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