debonair
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɛbəˈneə(ɹ)/
  • (America) enPR: děb-ə-nɛr', IPA: /dɛbəˈnɛɹ/
Adjective

debonair

  1. (obsolete) Gracious, courteous.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      Let be that Ladie debonaire, / Thou recreant knight, and soone thy selfe prepaire / To battell [...].
  2. Suave, urbane and sophisticated.
  3. (especially of men) Charming, confident and carefully dressed.
Translations
  • Russian: обходи́тельный
Translations
  • Russian: обходи́тельный
Translations
  • Russian: гала́нтный
Noun

debonair

  1. (obsolete) Debonaire behaviour; graciousness.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 31:
      But yet, shall my vanity extend only to personals, such as the gracefulness of dress, my debonnaire, and my assurance—Self-taught, self-acquired, these!



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