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Literary dementia seems dated now, but there was a time when a month in the funny farm was as de rigueur for budding writers as an M.F.A. is now. To be sent away was a badge of honor; to undergo electroshock, a glorious martyrdom.
Walter Kirn

Meaning of "de rigueur" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DE RIGUEUR

Literally: of strictness.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DE RIGUEUR

de rigueur  [də riɡœr] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DE RIGUEUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
De rigueur is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DE RIGUEUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

de rigueur

Costume de rigueur

The term "costume de rigueur" refers to a strict dresscode for the attire worn at a special event or in a particular venue. It is commonly used in invitations to a bal masque for the Mardi Gras in Mobile or New Orleans Mardi Gras in the U.S. However, the term is also used to describe any rigorous style of attire as worn. As a phrase adapted from French, the term "costume de rigueur" is not italicized in typical usage, although still used in French language.

Definition of de rigueur in the English dictionary

The definition of de rigueur in the dictionary is required by etiquette or fashion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DE RIGUEUR


blagueur
blaɡœr

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DE RIGUEUR

de los Angeles
de luxe
De Mille
de Molina
De Morgan´s laws
De Niro
de novo
de profundis
De Quincey
de re
de Sica
De Soto
De Stijl
de trop
de Valera
de Valois
De Vries
de Wet
de Wint
de Witt

WORDS THAT END LIKE DE RIGUEUR

affaire d´honneur
affaires d´honneur
amateur
auteur
Bonheur
chauffeur
claqueur
Coeur
douceur
entrepreneur
grandeur
hauteur
liqueur
longueur
masseur
minceur
monsieur
Pasteur
remueur
voyeur

Synonyms and antonyms of de rigueur in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DE RIGUEUR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «de rigueur» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of de rigueur

Translation of «de rigueur» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DE RIGUEUR

Find out the translation of de rigueur to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of de rigueur from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «de rigueur» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

社交礼节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de rigor
570 millions of speakers

English

de rigueur
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डी rigueur
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الضرورات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

этикетом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de rigor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডি রিগুরুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de rigueur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

De rigueur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zum guten Ton
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絶対条件
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

드 알맞 ㄴ
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

De rigueur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

de rigueur
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டி ரிக்யூர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डी रीग्गुरे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Nimet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di rigore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

de rigueur
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

етикетом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de rigoare
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

de rigueur
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

de rigueur
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

de stort
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

de rigueur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of de rigueur

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DE RIGUEUR»

The term «de rigueur» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.079 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DE RIGUEUR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about de rigueur

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QUOTES WITH «DE RIGUEUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word de rigueur.
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Walter Kirn
Literary dementia seems dated now, but there was a time when a month in the funny farm was as de rigueur for budding writers as an M.F.A. is now. To be sent away was a badge of honor; to undergo electroshock, a glorious martyrdom.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DE RIGUEUR»

Discover the use of de rigueur in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to de rigueur and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Je ne sais what?: a guide to de rigueur Frenglish for ...
The perfect browsing antidote to ennui, the perfect gift for Francophiles, armchair linguists, and crossword addicts, this delightful guide to the language of love, fashion, food, and diplomacy explains the French everyone uses but few ...
Jon Winokur, 1995
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Labiche and Company: Fourteen One-acts by a French Comic Master
(Approaching her.) and let me do the rest. . . He takes her hand. Celine, startled: Monsieur! antoine: Just pretend I have a secret. (Bending toward her.) Something to whisper in your ear... madame de rigueur enters, right. madame de rigueur, ...
Eugène Labiche, 2010
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Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights 1977
Le requérant estime que la peine disci plinaire de cinq jours d'arrêt de rigueur constitue une privation de liberté contraire aux dispositions de la Convention. a) L'arrêt de rigueur doit être considéré comme une privation de liberté au sens de la ...
Council of Europe/Conseil de L'Europe, Directorate of Human Rights Council of Europe, 1978
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Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity
La première traite d'exigences de rigueur dans une thèse sur la révolution industrielle dans un bassin houiller belge. Conçue dans les années 1950-1970, elle s'inscrit dans le contexte des belles thèses françaises d'histoire économique  ...
Jeff Keshen, Sylvie Perrier, 2005
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Dictionnaire Francais-anglais Et Anglais-francais, Abrege de ...
(luretc, illlhlcriltÊ,_/Â Rrcolons l]tigurrussl, mlj. fignurouir , un e ,se'vère, cruel, plein de rigueur. l'iIGOROUS courses, voies de rigueur, rigueur ,{f. Bicoitoustv , tu v. rigoureusentent, rudement, avec rigueur, d'une manière rigoumusc. l'hu. [rile]. s .
‎1816
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Dictionnaire Anglais-français
311. revision JrevizjS] nfl : review, reappraisal 2 : checkup, service (of a vehicle) 3 : revision (of a text) revitaliser [revitalize] vt : to revitalize revivre [revivrl {98} vt : to relive — vi : to come to life again revocation [revokasjo] nfl : dismissal 2 ...
‎2000
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Glaucus and Silla: With other lyrical and pastoral poems
Hélas tirant-plein de rigueur, Modere unpen ta violence: Que te sert si grande dispense ? C'est trop de flammes pour un cœur. Espargnez en une estincelle Puis fais ton effort d'emousvoir, La fiere qui ne veut point voir, En quel feu je brusle ...
Thomas Lodge, Samuel Weller Singer, 1819
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Contemporary France: Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics ...
Les trois hommes sont partisans d'une 'autre politique': la sortie du SME (systeme monetaire europeen) accompagnee d'un nouveau plan de rigueur. Pour Mauroy, e'est une catastrophe: si le franc flotte, il sombre. Le vendredi 25 mars, ...
Jill Forbes, Nick Hewlett, Francois Nectoux, 2014
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Les raisonnements à l'oeuvre dans un processus de conception ...
L'objectif de rigueur ne doit pas être sous-estimé. Cela explique pourquoi Avenier (2010) propose I'impératif catégorique d'Ostinato Rigore. Le dernier qu'il propose renvoie à la devise que s'était fixée Léonardo de Vinci, le célèbre génie à la ...
Meyer Haggège
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Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, hold up to ridicule, pillory; disdain, disparage, denigrate, dismiss, slight; sneer at, scorn, insult; informal knock, pooh-pooh. antonyms praise. de rigueur adjective 1 straight hair was de rigueur: fashionable, in fashion ...
‎2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DE RIGUEUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term de rigueur is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Star Wars' Brings The Funny With A Han Solo Movie From Chris …
It's become de rigueur for studios to hire indie directors (almost always male) to direct big action films. But Miller and Lord don't quite fit into that ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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The Roosevelt Room a stately new bar on West Fifth Street
For Justin Lavenue and Dennis Gobis, the concept of 'de rigueur' defines the bar they hope to open in Austin in the next year or two. Offering ... «austin360, Jul 15»
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Opportunity Rover's Mars Marathon Complete!
Both Opportunity and its twin rover, Spirit, were expected to run for only 90 days, but, per de rigueur of NASA ingenuity, they both continued to ... «Clapway, Jul 15»
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How social media selfie teasers can improve your live shot
For multi-media journalists (MMJs) working without a videographer, shooting a selfie video to post on Twitter and Facebook is de rigueur, and, ... «Poynter.org, Jul 15»
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Half of Capitol Hill Staff Could Qualify for New Overtime Rules
Long hours are considered the de rigueur workplace norm on Capitol Hill, as is lower-than-market-value pay. Capitol Hill jobs are competitive ... «Roll Call, Jul 15»
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Triple Crown dreams from $2000 to $230000
... on uniforms of sorts, each clad in blue blazers, tan slacks, and black shoes. From where I'm sitting, it appears that repp ties are de rigueur. «San Diego Reader, Jul 15»
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Getting women into top political roles starts before the job does
... bullying and intimidation - which is illegal in other workplaces - is de rigueur and where what you wear is more important than what you think. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Walker: Praised be technology
Such proclamations are de rigueur for Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club, National Resources Defense Council and the ... «The Morning Sun, Jul 15»
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The Pimm's Cup: the Wimbledon Cocktail
(The other de rigueur beverage at the renowned tennis championships, by the way, is Champagne. Not too shabby either.) Its sprightly, striking garnish is an ... «Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Jul 15»
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Eight events that caused a shopping frenzy
Almost 20 years on, the idea of the wish list must have is positively de rigueur; there seems to be a craze that sends parents crazy every year. «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»

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