urbane


ur·bane

adjective \ˌər-ˈbān\

: polite and confident

: fashionable and somewhat formal

Full Definition of URBANE

:  notably polite or polished in manner
ur·bane·ly adverb

Examples of URBANE

  1. The dialogue is witty and urbane.
  2. <a gentlemanly and urbane host of elegant dinner parties>

Origin of URBANE

Latin urbanus urban, urbane
First Known Use: circa 1623

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