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Definitions for savoir-faire
ˈsæv wɑrˈfɛər; Fr. sa vwarˈfɛrsavoir-faire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. savoir-faire, addressnoun

    social skill


  1. savoir-fairenoun

    The ability to do or say what is appropriate for the occasion.

    Etymology: savoir-faire, know-how, from savoir, to know (how) + faire, to do


  1. Savoir-Faire

    Savoir-Faire is a piece of interactive fiction written by Emily Short, about a magician in 18th-century France searching his aristocratic adoptive father's house. It won the Best Game, Best Story, Best Individual Player Character and Best Puzzles awards at the 2002 Xyzzy Awards, and was a finalist for four other categories. Puzzles in the game require the player to make "leap[s] of inference" between objects with similar functions. The game was generally praised for its unique use of magical powers and its high-quality implementation. A mini-game follow-up, Damnatio Memoriae, was released in 2006.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Savoir-faire

    sav-wor-fār′, n. the faculty of knowing just what to do and how to do it: tact. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of savoir-faire in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of savoir-faire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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