[ swah-vi-tee, swav-i- ]
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noun,plural suav·i·ties.
  1. a suave or smoothly agreeable quality.

  2. suavities, suave or courteous actions or manners; amenities.

Origin of suavity

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin suāvitās pleasantness, equivalent to suāv(is) sweet + -itās-ity
  • Also suave·ness . Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use suavity in a sentence

  • Yet, at the same time, his mood had a charming reality—the suaveness of Andrs Escobar.

    The Bright Shawl | Joseph Hergesheimer
  • You see, he is a particularly obnoxious specimen of his race; all suaveness, treachery, and remorseless energy.

    The Secret House | Edgar Wallace
  • There was none of the suaveness, the delicate responsiveness of her late host at Porchester House.

    Peter Ruff and the Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Gone was the suaveness, the customary polite mockery; it was frank, open, genuinely pleasant.

    The Passing of Ku Sui | Anthony Gilmore