faute de mieux


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faute de mieux

 (fōt də myœ′)
adv.
For lack of something better.

[French : faute, lack + de, of + mieux, better.]

faute de mieux

(fot də mjø; English ˌfəʊt də ˈmjɜː)
for lack of anything better

faute de mieux

(foʊt də ˈmyœ)
adv. French.
for lack of something better.

faute de mieux

A French phrase meaning for the lack of anything better, used to refer to something that is only accepted as good enough because nothing superior is available.
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These patterns of nature are the not-so-hidden code of the iconic building, and perhaps they are so for want of anything more pressing, faute de mieux. If the architect is going to spend an excess of time and money on an unusual image, one that does not have the sanction of religion or ideology, then in the age of the ecological crisis it will be an image that relates us to the cosmos.
ROBERT STORR: Regarding Lane's suggestion that worrying about the graphicness of painting leads straight to sniffing stand oil: The point is not pining for something in the past but hungering for something that, if not necessarily entirely "new," is an immediate visual experience rich in the details of its own language rather than a faute de mieux version of something else.
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With apologies to the author, for he does deserve better than this, the editor himself feels in such cases obliged, faute de mieux, to bring the book, at least, to the attention of his readers--presuming, of course, that they have not already seen the many and flattering reviews published elsewhere.
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