One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
predicative Correct in behavior or etiquette.
proper, seemly, decent, becoming, befitting, tasteful, in good tasteView synonyms
- ‘He superintended the arrangements, chose the wallpapers, supplemented the furniture (preferably with antiques which he considered particularly comme il faut), and supervised the upholstering.’
- ‘Um, no.. I'm not sure if it's comme il faut to mention other companies here...’
- ‘In China, it's comme il faut.’
- ‘It's comme il faut, however, to drink espresso pretty much at any time of the day.’
French, literally ‘as is necessary’.
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