Definition of suave adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//swɑːv//
; NAmE NAmE//swɑːv//
Attractiveness, Male attractiveness
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(especially of a man) confident, elegant and polite, sometimes in a way that does not seem sincere The manager was suave and sophisticated. He gave his usual suave performance. He plays a suave and sophisticated detective. See related entries: Attractiveness, Male attractiveness Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘gracious, agreeable’): from Old French, or from Latin suavis ‘agreeable’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.
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