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comble
Pronunciation: / kɔ̃bl /

Translation of comble in English:

adjectif

nom masculin

  • 1 (point extrême) See examples: le comble de l'injustice/du mauvais goût
    the height of injustice/of bad taste
    c'est le comble de l'horreur/du ridicule
    it's absolutely horrific/ridiculous
    il était au comble de la colère/joie
    he was absolutely furious/delighted
    être à son comble (émotion, tension, suspense)
    to be at its height
    porter quelque chose à son comble
    to take something to its extreme
    être au comble du désespoir
    to be in the depths of despair
    c'est le comble du paradoxe
    it's a complete paradox
    pour comble de malheur or malchance j'ai raté mon avion!
    to crown it all ou as if that wasn't enough, I missed my plane!
    et, comble du raffinement, les draps étaient en soie! c'est un or le comble!
    that's the limit!
  • 2 (Architecture)
    roof space
    faux comble, comble perdu (Architecture)
    lost roof space, unused roof space
    comble aménageable
    usable roof space
    de fond en comble (fouiller, nettoyer)
    (changer, détruire)

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