suavity

[ swah-vi-tee, swav-i- ]
/ ˈswɑ vɪ ti, ˈswæv ɪ- /

noun, plural suav·i·ties.

a suave or smoothly agreeable quality.
suavities, suave or courteous actions or manners; amenities.

Nearby words

  1. suasive,
  2. suasively,
  3. suasory,
  4. suave,
  5. suaviter in modo, fortiter in re,
  6. sub,
  7. sub judice,
  8. sub rosa,
  9. sub verbo,
  10. sub voce

Also suave·ness.

Origin of suavity

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suāvitās pleasantness, equivalent to suāv(is) sweet + -itās -ity

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Word Origin and History for suavity

suavity

n.

c.1400, "pleasantness, delightfulness; kindness, gentleness," from Latin suavitas, from suavis (see suave).

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