suavity

  • 1 Suavity — Suav i*ty, n. [L. suavitas: cf. F. suavit[ e].] 1. Sweetness to the taste. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 suavity — index courtesy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 suavity — c.1400, pleasantness, delightfulness; kindness, gentleness, from L. suavitas, from suavis (see SUAVE (Cf. suave)) …

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  • 4 suavity — [swäv′ə tē, swav′ə tē] n. [ME suavitee < OFr suavité < L suavitas] 1. the quality of being suave; graceful politeness 2. pl. suavities a suave action, speech, etc …

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  • 5 suavity — noun The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; smoothness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of manners; suavity of language, conversation, or address. ..names full of legendary suavity and… …

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  • 6 suavity — suave ► ADJECTIVE (suaver, suavest) ▪ (of a man) charming, confident, and elegant. DERIVATIVES suavely adverb suaveness noun suavity noun. ORIGIN Latin suavis agreeable …

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  • 7 suavity — noun see suave …

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  • 8 suavity — /swah vi tee, swav i /, n., pl. suavities. 1. a suave or smoothly agreeable quality. 2. suavities, suave or courteous actions or manners; amenities. Also, suaveness. [1400 50; late ME < L suavitas pleasantness, equiv. to suav(is) SWEET + itas… …

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  • 9 suavity — suav·i·ty || swɑːvÉ™tɪ n. politeness, graciousness, sophisticated charm …

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  • 10 suavity — n. Sweetness (of temper or of manner), urbanity, amenity, civility, politeness, courtesy, decorum, gentleness, mildness, pleasantness, agreeableness, complaisance, affability, amiability, conciliatoriness obliging manner, good manners, good… …

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  • 11 suavity — suav·i·ty …

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  • 12 suavity — /ˈswavəti/ (say swahvuhtee) noun (plural suavities) 1. suave or smoothly agreeable quality (of persons, manner, etc.). 2. (plural) suave or courteous actions or manners; amenities. Also, suaveness …

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  • 13 suavity — noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner • Syn: ↑suaveness, ↑blandness, ↑smoothness • Derivationally related forms: ↑smooth (for: ↑smoothness), ↑bland …

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  • 14 suave — suave, *urbane, diplomatic, bland, smooth, politic as applied to persons, their demeanor, and their utterances can mean conspicuously and ingratiatingly tactful and well mannered. These words at times can convey so strong a suggestion of… …

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  • 15 Insuavity — In*suav i*ty, n. [L. insuavitas: cf. F. insuavit[ e]. See {In } not, and {Suavity}.] Lack of suavity; unpleasantness. [Obs.] Burton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 suave — adjective (suaver; est) Etymology: French, from Middle French, pleasant, sweet, from Latin suavis more at sweet Date: 1831 1. smoothly though often superficially gracious and sophisticated 2. smooth in texture, performance, or style • suavely… …

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  • 17 courtesy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Politeness Nouns 1. courtesy, courteousness; respect; good manners, behavior, or breeding; manners, politeness, urbanity, comity, gentility, breeding, cultivation, polish, grace, civility, culture,… …

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  • 18 polish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sheen, luster, shine, glaze, gloss; refinement, culture; courtesytact, suavity, diplomacy; discernment, discrimination. v. t. shine, buff, burnish; scrub, scour, brighten; refine, perfect. See… …

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  • 19 tact — tact, *address, poise, savoir faire can all mean the skill and grace with which a well bred person conducts himself in his relations with others. Tact stresses skill and consider ateness in one s association with or handling of others, whether… …

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  • 20 blandness — noun 1. the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern (Freq. 1) the blandness of his confession enraged the judge • Derivationally related forms: ↑bland • Hypernyms: ↑unemotionality, ↑emotionlessness 2. lacking any distinctive …

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