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comme il faut

[kaw-meel foh; English kuhm eel foh]
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  1. as it should be; proper; fitting; fittingly.
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Related Words for comme il faut

becoming, befitting, comely, correct, decorous, fitting, polite, respectable, seemly

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Historical Examples of comme il faut

  • It is made in all shades, but the most comme-il-faut are black; it is more suitable, and sets off the freshness of the dress.

    The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, August, 1851


British Dictionary definitions for comme il faut

comme il faut

  1. correct or correctly
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Word Origin and History for comme il faut

1756, French, literally "as it should be;" from comme "as, like, how," from Old French com, from Vulgar Latin quomo, from Latin quomodo "how? in what way?," pronomial adverb of manner, related to quam "how much?," qui "who" (see who).

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