And after a while Renoux appeared, bland, debonaire, evidently much pleased with whatever he had been doing.
Where was the easy, gay and debonaire assurance of this fluent young man?
"We had your note," from Mr. Cannon, the good-looking and the debonaire, cheerfully.
My dear Alwyn, those Yorkshire lasses are parlously comely, and mighty douce and debonaire.
Becker was not the debonaire Lothario he affected to be when in New Orleans.
Poitiers was the cradle of Alinor of Aquitaines brilliant and debonaire line of troubadours, crusaders, and church builders.
The person who has been ground by poverty is never a debonaire gambler.
But what is lightsome and blithe in her, was debonaire in him.
c.1200, "mild, gentle, kind courteous," from Old French debonaire, from de bon' aire "of good race," originally used of hawks, hence, "thoroughbred" (opposite of French demalaire). Used in Middle English to mean "docile, courteous," it became obsolete and was revived with an altered sense of "pleasant, affable" (1680s).