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DEBONAIR

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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]

Meaning:

Having a sophisticated charm

Synonyms:

debonair; debonaire; debonnaire; suave

Context example:

a debonair gentleman

Similar:

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


Sense 2debonair [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


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