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See definition of savoir vivre on Dictionary.com
  • as insocial graces
  • as insophistication

synonyms for savoir vivre

  • breeding
  • civility
  • consideration
  • courtesy
  • decorum
  • elegancies
  • etiquette
  • formalities
  • manners
  • mores
  • polished manners
  • politeness
  • proper conduct
  • protocol
  • table manners
  • tact
  • composure
  • elegance
  • finesse
  • poise
  • refinement
  • tact
  • worldliness
  • urbanity
  • savoir faire
  • social grace
  • worldly wisdom
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How to use savoir vivre in a sentence

Celuy pourra savoir l'aise qu'en avons receu et recevons, qui aura cogneu les dangers et necessits o nous estions.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
C'est ce qui rend les Sauvages vagabons, & fait qu'ilz ne peuvent vivre en vne place.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Ma foi, je serais fch de le savoir, et je crois que l'auteur aura sagement fait de ne mettre personne dans son secret.
BARON D'HOLBACHMAX PEARSON CUSHING
Mais je voudrais savoir quel est l'auteur de cet Essai contre lequel sa majest prussienne s'amuse crire un peu durement.
BARON D'HOLBACHMAX PEARSON CUSHING
In later years his savoir faire enabled him to laugh at faith, but it stayed quietly with him all the same.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
Vivre n'est pas respirer; c'est agir—Living is not breathing; it is acting.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
She was Danish by birth, and the Danes, unlike the Norwegians, have a large supply of good spirits and the joie de vivre.
KATHARINE FRENSHAMBEATRICE HARRADEN
As he himself was a jolly, convivial fellow of much savoir vivre, it is astonishing how well he made these entertainments answer.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
M. De Montigni m'a cependant dit que vous dsiriez de savoir ma faon de penser.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
Delancey is overflowing with joie de vivre, with curiosity, with a certainty of imminent adventure.
BALLOONSELIZABETH BIBESCO
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SAVOIR VIVRE

  • breedings
  • civilities
  • considerations
  • courtesies
  • decorum
  • elegancies
  • etiquette
  • formalities
  • manners
  • mores
  • polished manners
  • politeness
  • proper conducts
  • protocols
  • savoir vivres
  • table manners
  • tact
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.