Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an urbane manner; courteously; politely; suavely.

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  • adverb In an urbane manner.

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  • adverb in an urbane manner

Etymologies

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urbane +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Of course they're stacked with past merch as well, from Merino hoodies, to windbreakers, to peacoats, which won't be very urbanely sophisticated if you mistake their name for a performance-enhancing athletic function.

    Thrillist: Outlier: Gear For Both Big City And Friday Night Lights

  • Between Mr. Day's stiff-upper-lip Victor and Mr. Gross's urbanely exasperated Elyot, this "Private Lives" is quite good enough to be worth seeing.

    When Coward's Amanda Turns Cougar

  • Mr. Lugosi's subsequent career needs no recounting here, and Mr. Langella's urbanely sensuous performance, which was documented in John Badham's pretty good 1979 film version, is also vividly remembered by playgoers of a certain age.

    The Kids Are All Wrong

  • Jenny opened her mouth, outraged, but Julian went urbanely on.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

  • Jenny opened her mouth, outraged, but Julian went urbanely on.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

  • Without feeling like it's leading us on, "Rubicon" is a tightly woven and urbanely acted tale for people who like to mull.

    Code Dread: AMC's 'Rubicon' crosses into delectably dangerous territory

  • Sandy-haired, lithe, urbanely handsome like Paul Henreid in Casablanca, the minister was in shirtsleeves, slacks, and—as became apparent when he crossed his legs—loafers sans socks.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • At that precise moment, my husband walks into the room followed by the steward with the wine and three glasses, takes in the situation in one second, and says urbanely: Getting to know each other?

    The Red Queen

  • Sandy-haired, lithe, urbanely handsome like Paul Henreid in Casablanca, the minister was in shirtsleeves, slacks, and—as became apparent when he crossed his legs—loafers sans socks.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • Sandy-haired, lithe, urbanely handsome like Paul Henreid in Casablanca, the minister was in shirtsleeves, slacks, and—as became apparent when he crossed his legs—loafers sans socks.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

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