Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Courteous and elegant; gracious and sophisticated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Soothingly agreeable; pleasant; mollifying; bland: used of persons or things: as, a suave diplomatist; suave politeness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Charming, confident and elegant.
  • noun Sweet talk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
  • adjective having a sophisticated charm

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, agreeable, from Old French, from Latin suāvis, delightful, sweet; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin suāvis ("sweet").

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