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flair

skill; aptitude; a natural talent or ability; bent; knack: a flair for writing comedy.
Not to be confused with:
flare – a bright light: in case of emergency, light a flare; an outburst; to burst out in sudden, fierce activity and passion: Violence flared up in the ghetto after the verdict.

flair

 (flâr)
n.
1. A natural talent or aptitude; a knack: a flair for interior decorating.
2. Instinctive discernment; keenness: a flair for the exotica.
3. Distinctive elegance or style: served us with flair.

[Middle English, fragrance, from Old French, from flairer, to scent, from Late Latin flāgrāre, alteration of Latin frāgrāre, to emit an odor.]

flair

(flɛə)
n
1. natural ability; talent; aptitude
2. instinctive discernment; perceptiveness
3. stylishness or elegance; dash: to dress with flair.
4. (Hunting) hunting rare
a. the scent left by quarry
b. the sense of smell of a hound
[C19: from French, literally: sense of smell, from Old French: scent, from flairier to give off a smell, ultimately from Latin frāgrāre to smell sweet; see fragrant]

flair

(fleɪr)
n
a Scot word for floor

flair

(flɛər)

n.
1. a natural talent, aptitude, or ability.
2. smartness of style or manner: She dresses with great flair.
[1350–1400; Middle English < French, Old French: scent, derivative of flairier to reek « Vulgar Latin *flāgrāre, dissimilated variant of Latin frāgrāre. See fragrant]

flair

- Comes from Latin fragrare, "smell sweet," and was first the ability to detect the "essence" or "scent" of something and know how to act accordingly.
See also related terms for scent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flair - a natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating"
endowment, natural endowment, talent, gift - natural abilities or qualities
2.flair - distinctive and stylish eleganceflair - distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
3.flair - a shape that spreads outwardflair - a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

flair

noun
1. ability, feel, talent, gift, genius, faculty, accomplishment, mastery, knack, aptitude She has a flair for languages.
2. style, taste, dash, chic, elegance, panache, discernment, stylishness the panache and flair you'd expect

flair

noun
An innate capability:
Translations
مَيْل طبيعي، نَزْعَه
talent
anlæg forflair fortalent for
hæfileiki
polinkis
dotībasspējas
Allah vergisiyetenek

flair

[flɛəʳ] N (= gift) → don m; (= instinct) → instinto m; (= style) → elegancia f, estilo m
to have a flair for languagestener don de lenguas, tener facilidad para los idiomas
she had a natural flair for getting on with peopletenía mano izquierda con la gente or don de gentes

flair

[ˈflɛər] nflair m
to have flair [person] → être doué(e)
to have a flair for sth → avoir un don pour qch

flair

n (for selecting the best etc) → Gespür nt, → (feine) Nase (inf), → Riecher m (inf); (= talent)Talent nt; (= stylishness)Flair nt; his great flair for businesssein großes Geschäftstalent

flair

[flɛəʳ] n (for business) → fiuto; (for languages) → predisposizione f
to have a flair (for) → essere portato/a per

flair

(fleə) noun
a natural ability or cleverness for (doing) something. She has flair for (learning) languages.
References in classic literature ?
As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary, and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling cases of the day.
The next FLAIRS conference (FLAIRS-32) will be held May 19-22, 2019, in Sarasota, Florida.
Flairs is a popular choice with holidaymakers, especially younger Brits looking for an entertaining atmosphere, which can sometimes be elusive in Paphos.
* The Nineteenth International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-19) was held 11-13 May 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel in Melbourne Beach, FL.
Since its inception 15 years ago, the annual FLAIRS Conference has grown to be a major venue for researchers in AI and associated disciplines,to discuss their latest research and development efforts.