Flair vs Fate - What's the difference?
As a noun flair
is (distinctive style or elegance
As a proper noun fate is
any one of the fates.
A natural or innate talent or aptitude; a knack.
Distinctive style or elegance; panache or elan.
* (natural or innate talent) gift, knack, talent
* (distinctive style or elegance) elan, elegance, grace, panache, style
The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.
- Captain Edward Carlisle; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate' which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that ' fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
(lb) (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).
* free will
* tempt fate
To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.
* 2011 , James Al-Shamma, Sarah Ruhl: A Critical Study of the Plays (page 119)
- The oracle's prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.
- At the conclusion of this part, Eric, who plays Jesus and is now a soldier, captures Violet in the forest, fating her to a concentration camp.
* In some uses this may imply it causes the inevitable event.