- (of persons or their manner, speech, etc.) smoothly agreeable or polite; agreeably or blandly urbane.
Origin of suave
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Examples from the Web for suave
“We have undercover security,” says Vincent Zurzolo, the suave man in the blue suit in booth 2630 of New York Comic Con.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con
October 14, 2014
And Nanjiani, the side-burned and suave 36-year-old, is a geek icon.Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and the Most High-Brow Dick Joke Ever
June 2, 2014
Everyone has a theory on how Mad Men will end, and one of the most popular is that our suave, slick antihero will die.All the Signs That Don Draper Will Die on ‘Mad Men’
April 14, 2014
Steve Heidrick is a handsome, suave, elegant young man who dances beautifully, who loves to dance with me.“I hear Gore’s voice and I want so much to be with him”
October 26, 2013
As far as Wayne goes, Affleck has never played the suave, sophisticated bon vivant before onscreen.Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel … Is He the Right Choice?
August 23, 2013
Restlessness or discontent must have peeped from behind the suave mask.The Education of Eric Lane
Armorer spoke with suave politeness, but there was a cynical gleam in his eye.Stories of a Western Town
He was dignified and suave and gracious, also persuasive when he chose to be.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
The handsome Cardinal was suave, courtly, regretful, but firm.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
It is tough chewing, but in digestion most suave and fortifying.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
- (esp of a man) displaying smoothness and sophistication in manner or attitude; urbane
Word Origin and History for suave
early 15c., "gracious, kindly," from Middle French suave, from Latin suavis "agreeable," from PIE root *swad- (see sweet). In reference to persons, sense of "smoothly agreeable" first recorded 1815 (in suavity).