noun, plural suav·i·ties.
- suaviter in modo, fortiter in re,
- sub judice,
- sub rosa,
- sub verbo,
- sub voce
Origin of suavity
adjective, suav·er, suav·est.
Origin of suave
Examples from the Web for suaveness
Yet, at the same time, his mood had a charming reality—the suaveness of Andrs Escobar.The Bright Shawl|Joseph Hergesheimer
Gone was the suaveness, the customary polite mockery; it was frank, open, genuinely pleasant.The Passing of Ku Sui|Anthony Gilmore
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
Word Origin 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).
c.1400, "pleasantness, delightfulness; kindness, gentleness," from Latin suavitas, from suavis (see suave).