- Faute de mieux is French and is defined as for lack of something better.
An example of faute de mieux used as an adverb is in the following sentence: "He headed west faute de mieux," which means he headed west to find something better.
faute de mieux definition by Webster's New World
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for want of (something) better
faute de mieux definition by American Heritage Dictionary
For lack of something better.
Origin: French : faute, lack + de, of + mieux, better.