Examples of suave in a Sentence
- I am pleased, also, to think I pulled it off. I didn't do anything too stupid or gauche, and even though it was my first time at a spa, I managed to bluff my way through in a suitably suave, urbane fashion without any embarrassing social gaffes. —Will Ferguson, Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw, 2004
- When she had been Miss Tampa, a suave major leaguer had courted her till she found out he was married, with children. —Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated, 19 Mar. 2001
- Bobby gets a lot of tough love at home. As suave and polite as he seems to outsiders, he has "two personalities," says his stepmother Wille. "He's a con artist." His parents kicked him out of the house in August, trying to scare him after he came home drunk at 5 a. m. —Stacy Perman, Time, 25 Oct. 1999
a suave and sophisticated businessman
the suave gentleman was a great favorite of the elegant ladies who attended parties at the embassy
Recent Examples of suave from the Web
The new edition features Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Rihanna, among others, as suave con women who conspire to steal $150 million in jewels.
The whole movie is funny, from Domhnall Gleeson’s nerd-rage General Hux to Oscar Isaac’s suave delivery to good ol’ BB-8, given nearly as much agency as the human characters in this one.
And as if their appearance on the red carpet wasn't suave enough, George was spotted wearing a pair of Aviators, boarding a river taxi with Amal before the event: And the Clooneys looked so in love.
Sullivan elicits the suave personality of the silver-tongued attorney, but also imbues him with a tough guy persona.
Robinson was among the millions observing the president’s startling performance, quite unlike anything ever seen from the cool, suave leader.
So often, evil hides its face – seeks some measure of acceptance by ingratiating itself to the world with a suave personality or by operating out of sight.
The Ivy Park cap is all suave athleisure in the front and all curly hair freedom in the back.
Lewis brought out the suave crooner’s inner prankster, while Martin brought out Lewis’s musicality.
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Synonymsdebonair, smooth, sophisticated, svelte, urbane
Antonymsboorish, churlish, classless, clownish, loutish, uncouth
Related Wordscavalier, glib, slick, unctuous; civilized, couth, cultivated, cultured, genteel, graceful, gracious, poised, polished, refined, well-bred; cosmopolitan, metro, metropolitan, smart, worldly-wise; experienced, knowing, practiced (also practised), schooled, seasoned; amiable, appealing, attractive; assured, calm, collected, composed, confident, cool, placid, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed
Near Antonymsawkward, clumsy, gauche, graceless, stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, wooden; callow, green, inexperienced, puerile, raw; hick, parochial, provincial, rough-hewn, rustic (also rustical); inelegant, philistine, uncivilized, uncultured, unrefined; unsophisticated, unworldly; gawky, lubberly, stodgy, ungainly; diffident, insecure
Synonym Discussion of suave
- a suave public relations coordinator
- an urbane traveler
- a diplomatic negotiator
- a bland master of ceremonies
- a smooth salesman
- a cunningly politic manager
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