suavity c.1400, "pleasantness, delightfulness; kindness, gentleness," from L. suavitas, from suavis (see SUAVE (Cf. suave)).

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  • Suavity — Suav i*ty, n. [L. suavitas: cf. F. suavit[ e].] 1. Sweetness to the taste. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suavity — index courtesy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suavity — [swäv′ə tē, swav′ə tē] n. [ME suavitee < OFr suavité < L suavitas] 1. the quality of being suave; graceful politeness 2. pl. suavities a suave action, speech, etc …   English World dictionary

  • suavity — noun The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; smoothness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of manners; suavity of language, conversation, or address. ..names full of legendary suavity and… …   Wiktionary

  • suavity — suave ► ADJECTIVE (suaver, suavest) ▪ (of a man) charming, confident, and elegant. DERIVATIVES suavely adverb suaveness noun suavity noun. ORIGIN Latin suavis agreeable …   English terms dictionary

  • suavity — noun see suave …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suavity — /swah vi tee, swav i /, n., pl. suavities. 1. a suave or smoothly agreeable quality. 2. suavities, suave or courteous actions or manners; amenities. Also, suaveness. [1400 50; late ME < L suavitas pleasantness, equiv. to suav(is) SWEET + itas… …   Universalium

  • suavity — suav·i·ty || swɑːvÉ™tɪ n. politeness, graciousness, sophisticated charm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suavity — n. Sweetness (of temper or of manner), urbanity, amenity, civility, politeness, courtesy, decorum, gentleness, mildness, pleasantness, agreeableness, complaisance, affability, amiability, conciliatoriness obliging manner, good manners, good… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • suavity — suav·i·ty …   English syllables

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