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Definition of "debonair" [deb•o•nair]

  • Suave; urbane. (adjective)
  • Affable; genial. (adjective)
  • Carefree and gay; jaunty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "debonair" in a sentence
  • "The term debonair was indeed coined for Powell, and Lombard makes for an adorable ditz."
  • "Agnes is said of agna a lamb, for she was humble and debonair as a lamb, or of agnos in Greek, which is to say debonair and piteous, for she was debonair and merciful."
  • "Ricardo Montalban was perhaps best known as the debonair Mr. Roarke on the popular TV-show "Fantasy Island.""