Synonyms for adieu

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-doo, uh-dyoo; French a-dyœ
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdu, əˈdyu; French aˈdyœ

Définition of adieu

Origin :
  • late 14c., adewe, from French adieu, from phrase a dieu (vous) commant "I commend (you) to God," from a "to" (see ad) + dieu "God," from Latin deum, accusative of deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally said to the party left; farewell was to the party setting forth.
  • noun parting remark or action
Example sentences :
  • I advise as a friend, you see, rather than command as a mother—So adieu, my love.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Adieu, dearest of friends; may the next gouty attack be more favourable!
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • Return—but not to bid her adieu—return to be hers for ever, and only hers.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I say, Frank, give Langley my love; don't wonder at it now, adieu!
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine, Vol. XXXII No. 4, April 1848 » by Various
  • Having got rid of my dear brother and his friends, I returned to make my adieu to my cousin.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner of Zenda » by Anthony Hope
  • "Poor man, he has to scrat now," said Mrs. Garth, regardless of Rotha's adieu.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • There was quite a pause, neither side caring to utter the first adieu.
  • Extract from : « Dr. Sevier » by George W. Cable
  • "At eleven o'clock," repeated Crochard, and waved his adieu.
  • Extract from : « The Destroyer » by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • Adieu, my dear sir; may God preserve you, and give you every good thing.
  • Extract from : « Patrick Henry » by Moses Coit Tyler
  • The miller laughed good-humouredly, and shook his hand in adieu. '
  • Extract from : « Gerald Fitzgerald » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for adieu

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