debonair debonair  /ˌdɛ bə ˈnɛr/


  1. (adj) having a sophisticated charm
  2. (adj) having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air


  1. This year's Emmy Awards host has journeyed from Doogie to debonair.
  2. In our case, the trusted friend was an affable, debonair fellow named Stanley Chais, who ran the Brighton and Popham investment groups for decades.
  3. Whatever you do, don't try to be charming or witty or debonair.


  • Before He Was A Star, James Gandolfini Hopped Around NYC Apartments

    James Gandolfini 's success came later in his life, when at age 37 he scored the role of Tony Soprano in 1999. He told Newsweek in 2001 , "I thought it was a wonderful script. I thought, ‘I can do this.’ But I thought they would hire someone a little more debonair, shall we say. A little more appealing to the eye." [ more › ]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Gothamist


  1. "He could be this generation's Errol Flynn. No doubt in my mind," Bruckheimer said. "He's handsome, he's debonair, he's a good actor, he's got a great smile. He's smart. It's all about choices, if actors make the right choices. He's got the...
    on May 24, 2007 By: Jerry Bruckheimer Source: FOXNews

  2. "I'm kind of known for physical comedy on the show. I'm always falling over something, and I think of Jerry Lewis every time I do it," Peck says. "And Drake, he's a total Dean; debonair and with charisma - and plus he sings."
    on Oct 6, 2006 By: Josh Peck Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Among them are Michael Clarke Duncan ("He plays a great bad guy," says Levi), Arrested Development's Tony Hale ( see related story), and John Larroquette, playing "a spy debonair who teaches me how to seduce women," Levi says.
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Zachary Levi Source: KREN CW 27 TV

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