- knowledge of the world and the ways or usages of polite society.
Origin of savoir-vivre
Examples from the Web for savoir-vivre
Historical Examples of savoir-vivre
He is a Jesuit by his garb; he is much more so than they are by his 'savoir-vivre'.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Respect for others is the first condition of 45 "savoir-vivre."
Kindness is the principle of tact, and respect for others the condition of 'savoir-vivre.'Character and Conduct
In Glasgow, show your savoir-faire; but, in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, your savoir-vivre.Friend Mac Donald
Kindness is the principle of tact, and respect for others the first condition of savoir-vivre.Amiel's Journal
- familiarity with the customs of good society; breeding