faute de mieux

[ foht duh myœ ]
/ foʊt də ˈmyœ /

adverb, adjective French.

for lack of something better.

Origin of faute de mieux

First recorded in 1760–70

Words nearby faute de mieux

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Example sentences from the Web for faute de mieux

  • The big man told me what would happen if I didn't go, so I went, faute-de-mieux, and took Rolston with me.

    The City in the Clouds|C. Ranger Gull

British Dictionary definitions for faute de mieux

faute de mieux
/ French (fot də mjø, English ˌfəʊt də ˈmjɜː) /

for lack of anything better
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