savoir faire

noun sa·voir faire \ˌsav-ˌwär-ˈfer\

: 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

  1. I admire her sophistication and savoir faire.
  2. He handled the problem with his usual savoir faire.


French savoir-faire, literally, knowing how to do
First Known Use: 1815

Rhymes with SAVOIR FAIRE


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