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
References in classic literature ?
And if I could have mine," retorted the Heathen in His Blindness, bitterly malevolent but oleaginuously suave, "I'd fan all yours out of the universe.
It is true, that if the affection or aptness of the children be extraordinary, then it is good not to cross it; but generally the precept is good, optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo.
Toward the center of the city was a large plaza, and upon this and in the buildings immediately surrounding it were camped some nine or ten hundred creatures of the same breed as my captors, for such I now considered them despite the suave manner in which I had been trapped.
He had soft hands and manners too suave for his years.
His had not been the victory of honied falsehoods, of suave deceit, of gentle but legalised robbery.
A suave, black-coated young clerk hastened to the desk.
For you, dear Lucille," Lady Carey said with suave and deadly satire, "what improvement is possible?
In manner he was suave and courteous to all--if possible a trifle more punctilious toward those he considered of meaner clay than toward the few he mentally admitted to equality.
D'Artagnan shuddered to the marrow at hearing this suave creature reproach him, with that sharp voice which she took such pains to conceal in conversation, for not having killed a man whom he had seen load her with kindnesses.
Beyond, the hill farms were lying in a suave, white radiance.
He lifted up the sable waves of hair which lay horizontally over his brow, and showed a solid enough mass of intellectual organs, but an abrupt deficiency where the suave sign of benevolence should have risen.
The gentleman who saw me was particularly suave in manner, but uncommunicative in equal proportion.