suave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj suave smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage","the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
    • adj suave having a sophisticated charm "a debonair gentleman"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Suave Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • suave Soothingly agreeable; pleasant; mollifying; bland: used of persons or things: as, a suave diplomatist; suave politeness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Suave swāv or swäv pleasant: agreeable
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Quotations

  • Ronald Knox
    Ronald Knox
    “When suave politeness, tempering bigot zeal, corrected I believe to One does feel.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. suavis, sweet, pleasant: cf. F. suave,. See Sweet, and cf. Suasion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. suavis, sweet.

Usage

In literature:

The leader nodded suavely.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
Suave, yet still somewhat harsh, he addressed O'Some.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Nor are these balls the suave and conventional dances of less frank nations.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
It was well within the hour when Chung's lieutenant glided in with a message that brought a suave smile to the face of his master.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Suavely, Dr. Thorndyke strode down the aisle.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
She could see him at the telephone, suave and important.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
But what of Milburgh, that suave and oily man?
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
But when it came to the point, Lady Evenswood suavely took the task out of his hands.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Hawkesbury's manner was more suave and condescending than ever.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
She was now, as she had been all along, as cool and collected, as suave and serene, as possible.
"She and I, Volume 1" by John Conroy Hutcheson
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In poetry:

Dormida, los extremos de tu boca
Pliega sonrisa leve,
Suave como el rastro luminoso
Que deja un sol que muere...
--iDuerme!
"Rimas XXVII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Oh, is it, then, Utopian
To hope that I may meet a man
Who'll not relate, in accents suave,
The tales of girls he used to have?
"De Profundis" by Dorothy Parker
Enough;--and wisest who from words forbear.
The kindly river rails not as it glides;
And suave and charitable, the winning air
Chides not at all, or only him who chides.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
So says the tune to you—but what to me?
What to the waiter, as he pours your coffee,
The violinist who suavely draws his bow?
That man, who folds his paper, overhears it.
A thousand dreams revolve and fall and flow.
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 05: " by Conrad Potter Aiken
Then will he come; and she will lean to him,—
She,—the sweet phantom,—memory of that place,—
Between the starlight and his eyes; so dim
With suave control and soul-compelling grace,
He cannot help but speak her, face to face.
"Phantoms" by Madison Julius Cawein
‘Only just one plane lost” – the suave announcer
broadcasts the news of the successful raid;
and the lone mother knitting by the hearthstone
Trembles, afraid,
As in her anguished sight
In flame a bomber crashes through the night.
"Nine O’clock News" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

In news:

Robert Goulet, the Suave Baritone, Is Dead at 73.
Dion's Daily Deals Free Staples coupon, cheap Golf Magazine, free Suave hair product.
The star reprises his role as the suave superspy in Skyfall, the 23rd 007 film, but the British hunk admits he sustained a silly injury as he prepared to shoot the simplest of scenes.
Suave Heads to Vinery Florida.
Julie Adams and Steven Wernke with the SUAVe aerial device.
James Bond fans on Friday celebrated 50 years of the suave British spy's adventures on the silver screen with a day of 007-themed events around the world.
He is one suave and talented Brit, too.
The fictional James Bond always had a license to kill, but new research suggests the suave spy's movies got more violent through the years.
What looked on the schedule like an open evening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre during AFI Fest will be taken over tonight by suave super-spy.
The always suave singer still finds new shades of darkness.
Well, who could resist the smooth and suave feline, Puss in Boots.
When the Ranges hug the highway, they're as suave as SUVs go.
Suave Gives Its Marketing, and Consumers, a Makeover.
Taxi this week launched a major ad campaign for the Swedish brand that centers around "Johan," a suave, well-dressed character with.
Old Spice is personalizing its online push by sending customized " Thank you" videos from suave spokes-stud Isaiah Mustafa to supporters of the.
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In science:

Para realizar la transici´on del Espacio Esqueleto a una variedad Diferenciable incrementaremos la densidad ρ de Huesos manteniendo el producto ρε como una funci´on suave, tal como se describi´o anteriormente.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Si Ω es una función suave y estrictamente positiva, entonces la métrica ˜gab = Ω2 gab se dice que es derivada de gab mediante una transformación conforme.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
El teorema de Helmholtz establece que cualquier campo vectorial suave en tres dimensiones se puede expresar como la suma de dos campos vectoriales: uno longitudinal (libre de rotación o irrotacional) y otro transverso (libre de divergencia o solenoidal).
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
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