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suave

[swahv] /swɑv/
adjective, suaver, suavest.
1.
(of persons or their manner, speech, etc.) smoothly agreeable or polite; agreeably or blandly urbane.
Origin of suave
1495-1505
1495-1505; < French < Latin suāvis sweet
Related forms
suavely, adverb
suaveness, noun
Synonyms
sophisticated, worldly.
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Historical Examples
  • Gray days made only a suaver magic, thunderstorms a madder enchantment, about her eyrie.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • The tempest had doubtless frightened them away to the suaver southland, from which they did not return until the following spring.

    Our Bird Comrades Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
British Dictionary definitions for suaver

suave

/swɑːv/
adjective
1.
(esp of a man) displaying smoothness and sophistication in manner or attitude; urbane
Derived Forms
suavely, adverb
suavity (ˈswɑːvɪtɪ), suaveness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin suāvis sweet
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Word Origin and History for suaver

suave

adj.

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).

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Slang definitions & phrases for suaver

suave

adjective

Excellent; fine; cool

noun

Smooth skill; polished adroitness: He has plenty of suave when it comes to girls

verb

: Then I took her off her feet. I suaved her/ I guess old Buck suaved her off her feet (1960s+ Teenagers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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