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 Dictionary entry overview: What does debonair mean? 

DEBONAIR (adjective)
  The adjective DEBONAIR has 2 senses:

1. having a sophisticated charm
2. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

  Familiarity information: DEBONAIR used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEBONAIR (adjective)

Sense 1debonair [BACK TO TOP]


Having a sophisticated charm


debonair; debonaire; debonnaire; suave

Context example:

a debonair gentleman


refined ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel)

Sense 2debonair [BACK TO TOP]


Having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air


chipper; debonair; debonaire; jaunty

Context examples:

looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit / life that is gay, brisk, and debonair / walked with a jaunty step / a jaunty optimist


cheerful (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits)

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