Simple Definition of savoir faire
: the ability to behave in a correct and confident way in different situations
Full Definition of savoir faire
: capacity for appropriate action; especially : a polished sureness in social behavior
Examples of savoir faire
I admire her sophistication and savoir faire.
He handled the problem with his usual savoir faire.
Origin of savoir faire
French savoir-faire, literally, knowing how to do
First Known Use: 1815
Synonym Discussion of savoir faire
Rhymes with savoir faire
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