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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.

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.

urbane

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

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.
urban, urbane - Urban refers to a city; urbane means polished and smooth, as in a person's demeanor.
See also related terms for polished.
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"

urbane

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:
Translations

urbane

[ɜːˈbeɪn] ADJurbano, cortés

urbane

[ɜːrˈbeɪn] adjcourtois(e)

urbane

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

urbane

[ɜːˈbeɪn] adjurbano/a, civile
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