- (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 suavest
"Good-mornin', Cousin Phœbe," he said, with his suavest manner.The Panchronicon
Harold Steele Mackaye
The reverse was the case, as she was one of the smoothest, suavest persons you ever met.She and I, Volume 1
John Conroy Hutcheson
Profoundly flattered, Samuel addressed the girl in his suavest tones.In the Year of Jubilee
"Very little so far," rejoined Henderson with his suavest smile.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry
Charles Neville Buck
Ordinarily a man of the suavest temper, Mr. Hutton found himself trembling with rage.Mortal Coils
- (esp of a man) displaying smoothness and sophistication in manner or attitude; urbane
Word Origin and History for suavest
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).