suave

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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.

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
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The contrast between a nightmare landscape of human guts being shovelled into buckets and the art-world suavities that have preceded it is perhaps too marked for comfort--no doubt as Barker intended it to be.