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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: 'pleasant, sweet', from Latin suavis

suave

adjective
     
suave
someone who is suave is polite, confident, and relaxed, sometimes in an insincere way:
a suave and sophisticated gentleman
suavely adverb
suavity , suaveness noun [uncountable]

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