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ˌdɛb əˈnɛərdebonair

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debonair, debonaire, debonnaire, suaveadjective

    having a sophisticated charm

    "a debonair gentleman"

  2. chipper, debonair, debonaire, jauntyadjective

    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"


  1. debonairadjective

    Gracious, courteous.

    Etymology: de bon air "having good appearances"

  2. debonairadjective

    Suave, urbane and sophisticated.

    Etymology: de bon air "having good appearances"

  3. debonairadjective

    (especially of men) Charming, confident and carefully dressed.

    Etymology: de bon air "having good appearances"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debonairadjective

    characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of good appearance and manners; graceful; complaisant

    Etymology: [OE. debonere, OF. de bon aire, debonaire, of good descent or lineage, excellent, debonair, F. dbonnaire debonair; de of (L. de) + bon good (L. bonus) + aire. See Air, and Bounty, and cf. Bonair.]


  1. Debonair

    Debonair was a British airline operating mainly from London Luton Airport offering flights to and from Spain, France, Germany and Italy. It ceased operations in October 1999.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Debonair

    deb-o-nār′, adj. of good appearance and manners: elegant: courteous: gay.—adv. Debonair′ly.—n. Debonair′ness. [Fr. de, of, bon, good, air, appearance, manner.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debonair in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debonair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • Kenneth Sutton
    Debonair...Thee only way to live and love...Reaching higher everyday living life by greatness never ending...And sharing !!!
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