Definition of savoir faire in English:
The ability to act or speak appropriately in social situations.
- They didn't have the presence or savoir faire that Mr Carlyle brought to the part.
- To give it a touch of savoir faire, his logo was an elegant-looking man in a top hat.
- The trusty actor does much to make Alceste bearable with precise diction, polished movements, and general savoir faire.
Early 19th century: French, literally 'know how to do'.
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