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SUAVE

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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]

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 2suave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


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