suavely


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suave

 (swäv)
adj. suav·er, suav·est
Courteous and elegant; gracious and sophisticated.

[French, agreeable, from Old French, from Latin suāvis, delightful, sweet; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

suave′ly adv.
suave′ness, suav′i·ty (swä′vĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.suavely - with suavity; in a suave manner; "he is suavely charming and all the ladies love him"
Translations
بِرِقَّه، بِدَماثَه، بِلَطافَه
uhlazeně
slebent
á fágaîan hátt
uhladene
tatlı dille

suavely

[ˈswɑːvlɪ] ADV (pej) [say, smile] → hábilmente

suavely

[ˈswɑːvli] advavec urbanité

suavely

[ˈswɑːvlɪ] adv (see adj) → mellifluamente, in maniera insinuante

suave

(swaːv) adjective
(of a man or his manner) pleasant, elegant, polite and agreeable.
ˈsuavely adverb
ˈsuaveness noun
ˈsuavity noun
References in classic literature ?
Crimsworth," was my not very apposite reply; but she looked so engaging in her light summer dress and little cottage bonnet, and her manner in speaking to me was then, as always, so unaffectedly and suavely respectful, that my heart expanded at the sight of her, and a kiss seemed necessary to content its importunity.
She looked at me suavely and then with the sweetest possible smile breathed out the word: "No.
Oh, it won't do--really it won't," said Holmes suavely.
I will tell you that when he is gone," said the king, suavely.
Far be it from me," said Sir Claude Latour suavely, "to persuade you against this worthy archer, or against Sir Nigel Loring; yet we have been together in many ventures, and perchance it may not be amiss if I say to you what I think upon the matter.
A clean-shaved man, with an official manner and wearing gold-rimmed spectacles, called on me one day and made inquiries, at first circuitous, after- wards suavely pressing, about what he was pleased to denominate certain 'documents.
In spite of his gaudy and ridiculous garb, the Ethiopian displayed a natural barbaric dignity as he stood, offering the cards suavely to some, allowing others to pass unmolested.
I forgot to inquire," he went on suavely, "as to the nature of your occupation.
You must remember," he explained suavely, "that it was built by my grandfather, and that we have had rights over the whole of the foreshore here from time immemorial.
I fear," the Prince said suavely, "that I am an early visitor.
I guess Hough may well have been busking this, tinklingly and suavely, as some in the audience actually crooned along.
Irish Casanova suavely eased his way to his climactic question.