- (of persons or their manner, speech, etc.) smoothly agreeable or polite; agreeably or blandly urbane.
Origin of suave
Synonyms for suave
Related Words for suavergenial, soft-spoken, polite, urbane, courtly, worldly, affable, ingratiating, courteous, sophisticated, agreeable, bland, civilized, cordial, cultured, diplomatic, fulsome, glib, gracious, obliging
Examples from the Web for suaver
Historical Examples of suaver
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
- (esp of a man) displaying smoothness and sophistication in manner or attitude; urbane
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).