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.
In fact, Foster has scrupulously concealed beneath the suavities of his coruscating prose style an enormous chip on his shoulder.
In what is described as `a new kind of literary critical reading'(9) we are offered an escape from `the suavities of paraphrase'(10) which will capture `the strangeness and disturbing power of Bowen's writing'.