savoir-faire

savoir-faire

[sav-wahr-fair; French sa-vwar-fer]
noun
knowledge of just what to do in any situation; tact.

Origin:
1805–15; < French: literally, knowing how to do


adaptability, adroitness, diplomacy, discernment, skill, ability.
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savoir-faire (ˈsævwɑːˈfɛə)
 
n
the ability to do the right thing in any situation
 
[French, literally: a knowing how to do]

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