déboire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dé- +‎ boire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

déboire m (plural déboires)

  1. (figuratively and literally) unpleasant aftertaste, bad taste
    C’est une affaire qui ne lui a donné que des déboires.
    The matter only left him with a bad taste in his mouth.

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