What does suave mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debonair, debonaire, debonnaire, suave(adj)

    having a sophisticated charm

    "a debonair gentleman"

  2. politic, smooth, suave, bland(adj)

    smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

    "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"


  1. suave(Noun)

    Sweet talk.

  2. suave(Adjective)

    Charming, confident and elegant.

  3. Origin: From suavis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suave(adj)

    sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland

  2. Origin: [L. suavis sweet, pleasant: cf. F. suave. See Sweet, and cf. Suasion.]


  1. Suave

    Suave is a brand name based in Chicago, IL used by the Unilever company in the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Canada. Targeting discount stores, the brand represents more than 100 products including shampoo, lotions, soaps and deodorant. Suave started in the United States in 1937 as a hair tonic. The brand eventually was acquired by Helene Curtis Industries, Inc. which, in the 1970s, started expanding the Suave name beyond hair care into other areas. Noting the rise of discount stores such as Wal-Mart, in the 1990s Unilever instituted a broad strategy, called "The Power of Value" to use its Suave brand to sell a line of discount personal care products in contrast to its high-profile brands such as Helene Curtis, Calvin Klein and Salon Selectives lines. Sales of the Suave line of products grew from $500 million in 1995 to about $900 million in 2002.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suave

    swāv, or swäv, adj. pleasant: agreeable.—adv. Suāve′ly.—n. Suav′ity. [Fr.,—L. suavis, sweet.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suave in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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