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[mass noun] The quality of being suave in manner.‘I need lessons in suavity’
charm, sophistication, polish, urbanity, suaveness, worldliness, refinement, confidence, poise, aplomb, dignity, gentility, stylesmoothness, politeness, courtesy, courteousness, civility, tact, tactfulness, diplomacy, subtletysavoir fairecouthView synonyms
- ‘Only a wine of suavity, complexity and yet understated ambition could do him justice.’
- ‘Full of twitches and double takes, he manages to undermine his usual screen assuredness enough to carry off moments of great hilarity without ever compromising his suavity.’
- ‘The play is a bit faded now and its dialogue unsteadily scintillating, but it still displays the suavity and sophistication that are Coward's trademarks.’
- ‘I don't believe I have ever heard this arduous role sung with such lyrical beauty, tonal suavity.’
- ‘This is a top-quality wine that even a modest year shines through with good fruit and suavity.’
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