Definition of suavity in US English:



  • The quality of being suave in manner.

    ‘he conveyed an air of polish and suavity’
    • ‘Only a wine of suavity, complexity and yet understated ambition could do him justice.’
    • ‘This is a top-quality wine that even a modest year shines through with good fruit and suavity.’
    • ‘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.’
    charm, sophistication, polish, urbanity, suaveness, worldliness, refinement, confidence, poise, aplomb, dignity, gentility, style
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