savoir vivre[ sav-wahr-vee-vruh, -veev; French sa-vwar-vee-vruh ]SEE DEFINITION OF savoir vivre
Synonyms for savoir vivre
- savoir faire
- social grace
- worldly wisdom
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAVOIR VIVRE
Monsieur Dernange had an abundance of savoir vivre; he was enchanted to have his wife enjoy herself.
Here the tact and savoir vivre of Chillingly Gordon came to the rescue of the host.
He is continually railing at our English want of savoir vivre, yet is himself an example of the ill-breeding which he reprobates.
Gibbon was a member of Boodle's Club, known as the Savoir vivre.
A delightful little thing; but no savoir vivre, no equality to a situation, no spectacular pride.
Talleyrand it was, I believe, who said that the fellow who shot himself showed a great want of savoir vivre.