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Originally Posted by Dormouse

Along with his genteel accoutrements.


About the word accoutrement when used in English: Is it mostly pejorative, as it is in the original French? I'm asking because recently, at an Italian carnival, this woman I barely know came up to me (I was wearing a sari) and said "I hadn't recognized you in this accoutrement". Was she being catty? I did win the most beautiful costume contest.

I loved Rising damp, btw.
 

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Originally Posted by Fabienne
About the word accoutrement when used in English: Is it mostly pejorative, as it is in the original French? I'm asking because recently, at an Italian carnival, this woman I barely know came up to me (I was wearing a sari) and said "I hadn't recognized you in this accoutrement". Was she being catty? I did win the most beautiful costume contest.

I loved Rising damp, btw.

Not pejorative inherently, although it is so little used a word that it may take on a pejorative implication in being used ironically.

I almost wore my chapeau melon today along with the whangee Brigg for the rain that didn't happen.
 

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Originally Posted by Fabienne
About the word accoutrement when used in English: Is it mostly pejorative, as it is in the original French? I'm asking because recently, at an Italian carnival, this woman I barely know came up to me (I was wearing a sari) and said "I hadn't recognized you in this accoutrement". Was she being catty? I did win the most beautiful costume contest.

I loved Rising damp, btw.

It is usually used, in the plural, as a fancy synonym for "accessories" or "trappings." It is more often written than spoken.
 

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In other words, beware of the woman?
 

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Originally Posted by Dormouse
Along with his genteel accoutrements.
Actually, I think Emma Peel was Steed's most genteel accoutrement
 

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