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 ?
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.
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.
He had received his name from the suavity of his countenance, the inveterate politeness of his language, and the unassailable composure of his manner.
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.
Captain Wragge bowed, and recovered his suavity of manner.
The gentleness and suavity of his manners rendered him extremely popular; besides this, the women soon discovered that he had taste.
said Quilp, with great suavity in his manner, but still more of quiet malice about his eyes and mouth.
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.
inquired Mrs Browdie, with great suavity of manner.
All my pocket money had been spent on it, and as bulbs were dear and my weekly allowance small, in a fatal hour I had borrowed from Fraulein Wundermacher, selling her my independence, passing utterly into her power, forced as a result till my next birthday should come round to an unnatural suavity of speech and manner in her company, against which my very soul revolted.
He lost the genial suavity of manner which is one of his greatest charms.
Which Edmund certainly has not,' said Mrs Merdle, with the greatest suavity.