Definition of "debonnaire" []

  • Having a sophisticated charm (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "debonnaire" in a sentence
  • "a suit of shepherd's plaid, with a fair face and graceful agile form, recalling the word debonnaire as she had yesterday heard it applied."
  • "He made the gesture that Mrs. Frost called debonnaire -- read on for five minutes in silence, insisted on teaching his aunt the cause of the colours in peacock ores, compared them to a pigeon's neck, and talked of old Betty Gervas's tame pigeons; whence he proceeded to memories of the days that he and Mary had spent together, and asked which of their old haunts she had revisited."
  • "And this coming out of a good nest is recognized as, of all things, needfulest to give the strength which enables people to be good-humored; and thus you have "debonnaire" forming the third word of the group, with"