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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suave mean? 

SUAVE (adjective)
  The adjective SUAVE has 2 senses:

1. having a sophisticated charm
2. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

  Familiarity information: SUAVE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SUAVE (adjective)

Sense 1suave [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 2suave [BACK TO TOP]


Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication


politic; smooth; suave; bland

Context examples:

he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage / the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject / the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error / affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability


diplomatic; diplomatical (skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people)

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