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Meaning of DEBONAIR

Pronunciation:  `debu'nehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist"
  2. [adj]  having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"

DEBONAIR is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cheerful, chipper, debonaire, debonnaire, jaunty, refined, suave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Deb`o*nair"\, a. [OE. debonere, OF. de bon aire,
debonaire, of good descent or lineage, excellent, debonair,
F. d['e]bonnaire debonair; de of (L. de) + bon good (L.
bonus) + aire. See {Air}, and {Bounty}, and cf. {Bonair}.]
Characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of
good appearance and manners; graceful; complaisant.

      Was never prince so meek and debonair.   --Spenser.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: affable, airy, breezy, buoyant, carefree, charming, cheerful, civil, corky, courteous, dapper, dashing, elegant, free and easy, gay, genteel, gracious, insouciant, jaunty, light, lighthearted, light-hearted, lightsome, mannerly, nonchalant, obliging, perky, pleasant, polite, refined, resilient, smooth, soignee, sprightly, suave, urbane, well-bred