suavity


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Related to suavity: vehemently, audacity

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:
Noun1.suavity - the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
graciousness - excellence of manners or social conduct
Translations
رِقَّه، لُطْف، دماثَه
uhlazenost
fágun, ljúfmennska
tatlı dillilik

suavity

[ˈswɑːvɪtɪ] Nfinura f (pej) → habilidad f

suavity

nGewandtheit f, → aalglatte Art (pej)

suavity

[ˈswɑːvɪtɪ] suaveness [ˈswɑːvnɪs] n (see adj) → mellifluità, fare m 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 ?
Fervently hoping that he would get out before she did, Amy utterly ignored the basket at her feet, and congratulating herself that she had on her new traveling dress, returned the young man's greeting with her usual suavity and spirit.
Adolph himself, conspicuous in satin vest, gold guard-chain, and white pants, and bowing with inexpressible grace and suavity.
Captain Wragge bowed, and recovered his suavity of manner.
True," said Don Quixote, "and for that reason those who are not of noble origin should take care that the dignity of the office they hold he accompanied by a gentle suavity, which wisely managed will save them from the sneers of malice that no station escapes.
I attended to all the ghastly formalities, and the urbane undertaker proved that his staff was afflicted, or blessed, with something of his own obsequious suavity.
Monte Cristo on the contrary, preserved a graceful suavity of demeanor, aided by a certain degree of simplicity he could assume at pleasure, and thus possessed the advantage.
said Mazarin, with admirable suavity, "could I but find such men
The gentleness and suavity of his manners rendered him extremely popular; besides this, the women soon discovered that he had taste.
There is a little business where he would be most useful - in the South,' said Lurgan, with peculiar suavity, dropping his heavy blued eyelids.
Not in this room; not here," she protested, with that peculiar suavity of tone which made her voice unforgettable, irresistible, no matter what she said.
I confess again," replied the Count, with much suavity, "that I am somewhat at a loss to comprehend you; pray, to what particulars of science do you allude?
She must learn to feel that she had been mistaken with regard to both; that she had been unfairly influenced by appearances in each; that because Captain Wentworth's manners had not suited her own ideas, she had been too quick in suspecting them to indicate a character of dangerous impetuosity; and that because Mr Elliot's manners had precisely pleased her in their propriety and correctness, their general politeness and suavity, she had been too quick in receiving them as the certain result of the most correct opinions and well-regulated mind.