Meaning of suave in English:


Pronunciation /swɑːv/

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adjectiveadjective suaver, adjective suavest

  • Charming, confident, and elegant (typically used of a man)

    ‘all the waiters were suave and deferential’
    • ‘While McConnell is just as sharp, balanced, and articulate as Roberts, he is less suave and more direct.’
    • ‘Needless to say he was suave, had great finesse, and a quiet sense of style.’
    • ‘He is so suave he won't run for fear of getting a strand of hair out of place.’
    • ‘He was a suave man, and he had won the respect of millions.’
    • ‘She didn't belong with these suave men in their summer wear, or the chic women in their expensive dresses and bathing suits.’
    • ‘But suave man of mystery he isn't, and he just looks uncomfortable and out of place throughout the film.’
    • ‘Ray Porter played by Steve Martin is suave, rich and a consummate seducer.’
    • ‘In the action field, he's not a fighter, like the martial arts brigade, but a throwback to the era of suave gentleman spies.’
    • ‘Intense emotions of fear, anger and jealousy bombard the once suave male.’
    • ‘The royal equivalent of a Hollywood matinee idol, he was tall, suave, charming and debonair, with the unmistakeable look of his Hanoverian forebears.’
    • ‘Jake always managed to insult my very being and yet able to do it in his arrogant, oh-so charming and suave way.’
    • ‘He could easily have passed for just another suave foreign businessman.’
    • ‘He's known for his soft, suave nasal voice and gentle demeanour.’
    • ‘It was a suave, sophisticated affair with no riff-raff allowed in the door.’
    • ‘His friends looked as though they didn't know what had hit them when Brandon walked through the door with suave confidence.’
    • ‘He coolly leans against a pillar and appears the personification of suave elegance, wearing a modern tuxedo.’
    • ‘He was an amazing dancer and his demeanor radiated confidence and suave.’
    • ‘He might have moved away from being the Angry Young Man to now being the suave older man, but some things will never change including his original screen name.’
    • ‘Despite his attempts to seem sophisticated and suave, he is endearingly naive, but also intelligent and thoughtful.’
    charming, sophisticated, debonair, urbane, worldly, worldly-wise, polished, refined, poised, self-possessed, dignified, civilized, gentlemanly, gallant
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘gracious, agreeable’): from Old French, or from Latin suavis ‘agreeable’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.