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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debonair, debonaire, debonnaire, suaveadjective

    having a sophisticated charm

    "a debonair gentleman"

  2. politic, smooth, suave, blandadjective

    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. suavenoun

    Sweet talk.

  2. suaveadjective

    Charming, confident and elegant.

  3. Etymology: From suavis.


  1. Suave

    Suave ("Smooth") is a song written by Orlando Castro and Kiko Cibrian and performed by Mexican recording artist Luis Miguel. It was released as the third single from his album Aries in 1993. The song peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States. "Suave" was recognized by the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at the 1995 BMI Latin Awards. The song was included in Miguel's compilation album Grandes Éxitos (2005). Two live performances of the song were included on El Concierto (1995) and Vivo (2000). A remix by Hex Hector was included in Miguel's remix album No Culpes a La Noche (2009). The music video for the song was directed by Kiko Guerrero and was filmed at Acapulco. "Suave" ranked at number 54 in the South American edition of the "VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the Nineties in Spanish".


  1. suave

    Suave is an adjective used to describe a person or their behavior, often a man, that is charming, confident, elegant, and sophisticated, often in a smooth and pleasant manner. It can also refer to their ability to handle situations with grace and composure, especially in social settings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suaveadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Anagrams for suave »

  1. uveas

  2. sauve

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  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

Examples of suave in a Sentence

  1. A.E. Samaan:

    Tu afán traiciona tu pátina de sombría paciencia. Tu deseo se despliega con una suave caricia.

  2. A.E. Samaan:

    Tu caricia es suave, pero tu mirada es la intención personificada.

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