urbane

  • 1 Urbane — mentioned in the Bible: *Romans 16:9 **Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.*Also means polite, elegant, and sophisticated in manner [Latin urbanus of the town] …

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  • 2 Urbane — Ur*bane , a. [See {Urban}.] Courteous in manners; polite; refined; elegant. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 urbane — index civil (polite), sophisticated Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 urbane — (adj.) 1530s, of or relating to cities or towns, from M.Fr. urbain (14c.), from L. urbanus belonging to a city, also citified, elegant (see URBAN (Cf. urban)). The meaning having the manners of townspeople, courteous, refined is first attested… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 urbane — *suave, smooth, diplomatic, bland, politic Analogous words: courteous, polite, courtly, *civil: poised, balanced (see STABILIZE): cultured, cultivated, refined (see corresponding nouns at CULTURE) Antonyms: rude: clownish, bucolic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 urbane — [adj] civilized affable, balanced, bland, civil, cosmopolitan, courteous, cultivated, cultured, debonair, elegant, genteel, gracious, mannerly, metropolitan, obliging, poised, polished, polite, refined, smooth, sophisticated, suave, well bred,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 urbane — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (especially of a man) suave, courteous, and refined. DERIVATIVES urbanely adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «urban»: from Latin urbanus …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 urbane — [ʉr bān′] adj. [L urbanus: see URBAN] polite and courteous in a smooth, polished way; refined SYN. SUAVE urbanely adv. urbaneness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 urbane — adjective the urbane English professor Syn: suave, sophisticated, debonair, worldly, cultivated, cultured, civilized, cosmopolitan; smooth, polished, refined, self possessed; courteous, polite, well mannered, mannerly, civil, charming …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 urbane — [[t]ɜː(r)be͟ɪn[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is urbane is polite and appears comfortable in social situations. She describes him as urbane and charming... In conversation, he was suave and urbane. Syn: cultured Ant: gauche Derived words: urbanity… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 urbane — urbanely, adv. urbaneness, n. /err bayn /, adj. 1. having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities: an urbane manner. 2. reflecting elegance, sophistication, etc., esp. in expression: He… …

    Universalium

  • 12 urbane — UK [ɜː(r)ˈbeɪn] / US [ɜrˈbeɪn] adjective Word forms urbane : adjective urbane comparative urbaner superlative urbanest behaving in a pleasant, relaxed, and correct way in social situations Derived words: urbanely adverb urbanity UK [ɜː(r)ˈbænətɪ] …

    English dictionary

  • 13 urbane — adjective Etymology: Latin urbanus urban, urbane Date: circa 1623 notably polite or polished in manner Synonyms: see suave • urbanely adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 urbane — adjective /ɜːˈbeɪn/ Courteous, polite, refined, and suave. He felt deeply drawn to him, and not solely because he was intrigued by the contrast between O’Brien’s urbane manner and his prize fighter’s physique. See Also: urban …

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  • 15 urbane — See urban, urbane …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 16 urbane — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. suave, sophisticated, debonair; civil, polite, affable. See courtesy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. suave, mannerly, courteous; see cultured , polite 1 . See Synonym Study at suave . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 urbane — ur|bane [ə:ˈbeın US ə:r ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: urbanus; URBAN] behaving in a relaxed and confident way in social situations ▪ Neil was urbane, witty, direct, and honest. >urbanely adv >urbanity [ə:ˈbænıti US ə:r ] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 urbane — adjective behaving in a relaxed and confident way in social situations: Garroway s easy, urbane charm urbanely adverb urbanity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 urbane — Synonyms and related words: accommodating, affable, agreeable, amiable, appropriate, attentive, balanced, becoming, bland, civil, civilized, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 Urbane — Provenance. Vient du latin Urbanus Signifie: citadin Se fête le 19 décembre. Histoire. Né en Lozère en 1310, Guillaume de Grimoard prend l habit des bénédictins à Chirac, en Lozère. Nommé abbé du monastère saint Victor à Marseille, il est élu… …

    Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons


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