suave

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Related to suavest: patronizing, tentativeness, seemliest

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.

suave

(swɑːv)
adj
(esp of a man) displaying smoothness and sophistication in manner or attitude; urbane
[C16: from Latin suāvis sweet]
ˈsuavely adv
suavity, ˈsuaveness n

suave

(swɑv)

adj. suav•er, suav•est.
smoothly agreeable or polite; agreeably or blandly urbane.
[1495–1505; < French < Latin suāvis sweet]
suave′ly, adv.
suave′ness, suav′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suave - having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
2.suave - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophisticationsuave - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
diplomatical, diplomatic - using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"

suave

adjective smooth, charming, urbane, debonair, worldly, cool (informal), sophisticated, polite, gracious, agreeable, courteous, affable, smooth-tongued He is a suave, cool and cultured man.

suave

adjective
Effortlessly gracious and tactful in social manner:
Translations
رَقيق، لَطيف، دَمِث
uhlazený
sleben
sulavasulavakäytöksinen
nyájas
fágaîur, viîmótsòÿîur
lipšniailipšnumaslipšnus
laipnspatīkamspieklājīgs
hoşkibar ve naziktatlı dilli

suave

[swɑːv] ADJfino (pej) → hábil

suave

[ˈswɑːv] adj [person] → urbain(e); [manner, voice] → suave

suave

adj, suavely
advweltmännisch, aalglatt (pej)

suave

[swɑːv] adj (person, manners) → mellifluo/a; (question, suggestion) → 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 ?
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The suavest of agents, James Bond, battles a scientific genius out to destroy the US space program in the first Bond movie.
The man who was the suavest Bond chats to biographer Gareth Owen about his life and career at The Alexandra Theatre.
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Finally he seemed to bring himself under partial control and, in the suavest, the most sarcastic voice imaginable, he said: 'Come, Mr.
We suavest that these two components may tentatively be viewed as core latent dimensions of the quest construct as formulated by Batson.