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Related to fare-thee-well: mayest, mayst, wouldst, shalt


1. A condition of utmost perfection: played the part of the martyr to a fare-thee-well.
2. The most extreme degree: beat his opponent in the match to a veritable fare-thee-well.

[From fare thee well, may it go well with you, goodbye.]
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informal chiefly US a state of perfection: the steak was cooked to a fare-thee-well.
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1. a state of perfection.
2. the maximum effect; fullest measure or extent.
Sometimes, fare′-you-well`.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fare-thee-well - state of perfection; the utmost degree; "they polished the furniture to a fare-thee-well"
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
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