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

  • adj. Smoothly agreeable and courteous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Charming, confident and elegant.
  • n. Sweet talk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


French, agreeable, from Old French, from Latin suāvis, delightful, sweet; see swād- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin suāvis ("sweet"). (Wiktionary)



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