: an expression of good wishes when someone leaves : goodbye a heartfelt adieu bid his teammates adieu —often used interjectionally Adieu, my friends!

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Synonyms & Antonyms for adieu


congé good-bye


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Recent Examples on the Internet The University of Utah graduate had bid adieu to the Olympics in Rio. — Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 Before bidding the night adieu, guests lined up for a summery treat, an ice-cream swirl with sprinkles from Carvel. — Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 12 July 2021 Without further adieu, check out our list in full below! — Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 21 June 2021 It’s always an exciting day when a new slate of options drops on Netflix at the start of each month, but unfortunately, sometimes saying hello to favorite TV shows and movies means bidding adieu to other ones. — Emma Specter, Vogue, 24 June 2021 David Bowie sold his future royalty rights to fans as Bowie Bonds in 1997, making $55 million in the process, and the Elvis Presley estate bid adieu to the singer’s name, image, and likeness for $114 million in 2005. — Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 8 June 2021 Dive into this Good Housekeeping guide to learn more, and bid adieu to the things that are no longer serving you. — Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 Over the weekend, France bid adieu to the 109-year-old cycling legend Robert Marchand, who set world records at age 100 and 105—that’s more than double a Mickelson. — Jason Gay, WSJ, 24 May 2021 One bearing the word ByeDon supports President Joe Biden while simultaneously bidding adieu to his predecessor. — Jocelyn Allison, chicagotribune.com, 20 May 2021

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History and Etymology for adieu

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French a deu, a dieu, literally, "to God"