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urbane

polished and elegant in manner or style; suave; cosmopolitan: He has a sophisticated, urbane way about him. [Urban and urbane once meant the same thing: belonging to a city. Both words are derived from the Latin urbanis. Later, urbane developed the more specialized sense of refined, polite, and elegant, which were considered to be characteristics of those who lived in cities rather than those living in the country.]
Not to be confused with:
urban – relating to a city; characteristic of city life: There are many benefits to urban living.
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ur·bane

 (ûr-bān′)
adj. ur·ban·er, ur·ban·est
Polite, refined, and often elegant in manner.

[Latin urbānus, of a city; see urban.]

ur·bane′ly adv.
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urbane

(ɜːˈbeɪn)
adj
characterized by elegance or sophistication
[C16: from Latin urbānus belonging to the town; see urban]
urˈbanely adv
urˈbaneness n
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ur•bane

(ɜrˈbeɪn)

adj.
having polish and suavity in manner or style; sophisticated.
[1525–35; (< Middle French urbain) < Latin urbānus (see urban)]
ur•bane′ly, adv.
ur•bane′ness, n.
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urban, urbane - Urban refers to a city; urbane means polished and smooth, as in a person's demeanor.
See also related terms for polished.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.urbane - showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experienceurbane - showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
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urbane

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urbane

adjective
1. Effortlessly gracious and tactful in social manner:
2. Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education:
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Translations

urbane

[ɜːˈbeɪn] ADJurbano, cortés
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urbane

[ɜːrˈbeɪn] adjcourtois(e)
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urbane

adj person, mannerweltmännisch, gewandt, urban (geh); (= civil)höflich; manner, wordsverbindlich
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urbane

[ɜːˈbeɪn] adjurbano/a, civile
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The respondents, in their motion submitted to state prosecutors, cited the Urbano doctrine that stated: "It is the office of the city, provincial or state prosecutor, as the case may be, and not the [OSG] which attends to the investigation and the prosecution of criminal cases in the first instance." The OSG countered the respondents' usage of the Urbano doctrine and pointed out that the Urbano v Chavez presents a different scenario.
The respondents had raised that the Urbano doctrine laid downto address the conflict of interest which might happen when the case reaches the Court of Appeals.
Frances Littaua, Isabela police spokesperson, identified the fatality as Romil Claine Urbano, who played bass for a band in Santiago City.
Investigators said Urbano took the lane on which the van was, leading to the tragedy around 8:30 p.m.
PALAVRAS-CHAVE | planejamento urbano, gestao urbana, gestao ambiental.
O meio urbano, por sua capacidade de agrupar diversos tipos de servicos e comercios, enfrenta dilemas quanto a possibilidade de oferecer um espaco de bem-estar social.
Urbano Chiringuito has taken over the unit that previously housed The Wool Shop, on Eccleston Street, in Prescot, and transformed the space into a bar inspired by Spain.
Urbano Chiringuito has taken over the unit that previously housed The Wool Shop on Eccleston Street and transformed the space into a Spanish-inspired bar.
Autores como Araujo (2002; 2003; 2006), Folio (2007), Baia (2011), Serra (2012) e Maloa (2012) ja analisaram a constituicao do espaco urbano mocambicano e representam um significativo avanco no conhecimento sobre questoes relacionadas a urbanizacao em Mocambique.