Definition of Pis aller

1. Noun. An expedient adopted only in desperation. "`pis aller' is French for `worst going'"

Exact synonyms: Last Resort
Generic synonyms: Expedient



Definition of Pis aller

1. Noun. A last resort. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pis Aller

piroques
piroshki
pirouette
pirouetted
pirouettes
pirouetting
piroxicam
piroxicam olamine
pirozhki
pirozhok
pirprofen
pirquitasite
pirs
pirssonite
pis
pis aller (current term)
pisang wax
pisanosaur
pisanosaurus
pisatin
pisatin demethylase
piscaries
piscary
piscation
piscations
piscator
piscatorial
piscators

Literary usage of Pis aller

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1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"PIS-ALLER " MAN is blind because of sin, Revelation makes bim sure ; Without that, who looks within. Looks in vain, for all 's obscure. ..."

2. Miscellanies by Charles Kingsley (1860)
"Poetry itself was, with most parents, a dram, to be given, like Dalby's Carminative, as a pis aller, when children could not possibly be kept quiet by Miss ..."

3. Amiel's Journal: The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel by Henri Frédéric Amiel (1893)
"But solitude is only a pis-aller. 6th July 1880. —• Magnificent weather. The college prize-day.* Towards evening I went with our three ladies to the plain ..."

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