Debonairness Deb`o*nair"ness, n. The quality of being debonair; good humor; gentleness; courtesy. --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

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  • debonairness — noun see debonair …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • debonairness — See debonairly. * * * …   Universalium

  • debonairness — noun The state or quality of being debonair …   Wiktionary

  • debonairness — n. jauntiness, liveliness; politeness, courteousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • debonairness — deb·o·nair·ness …   English syllables

  • debonairness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English debonerenesse, from debonere + nesse ness : the quality of being debonair : good humor : jauntiness, lightheartedness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Debonairity — Deb o*nair i*ty, n. [OF. debonairet[ e], F. d[ e]bonnairet[ e].] Debonairness. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • debonair — adjective Etymology: Middle English debonere, from Anglo French deboneire, from de bon aire of good family or nature Date: 13th century 1. archaic gentle, courteous 2. a. suave, urbane < a debonair p …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • debonair — debonairly, adv. debonairness, n. /deb euh nair /, adj. 1. courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm: a debonair gentleman. 2. jaunty; carefree; sprightly. Also, debonaire, debonnaire. [1175 1225; ME debone(i)re < AF; OF debonaire,… …   Universalium

  • airiness — Synonyms and related words: Prospero, airy nothing, airy texture, appearance, ascent, attenuation, bodilessness, bounce, breeziness, bubbliness, buoyancy, carefreeness, chirpiness, daintiness, debonairness, delicacy, delusiveness, diaphanousness …   Moby Thesaurus

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