Faute-de-mieux meaning

fōt də myœ
For lack of something better.
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For want of (something) better.
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For want of something better; for lack of an alternative.
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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.

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Origin of faute-de-mieux

  • French faute lack de of mieux better

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary