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  • n  the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner

  • When it comes to suavity and symbolic gestures, the current Governor of California is no match for his two famous predecessors.
  • Neil LaBute's Freon-cool comedy, made for a preposterously low $25,000, outraged viewers who didn't get the dark joke or the narrative suavity.
  • He combines a still faintly rural quietude of speech and motion with a kind of suavity which can come only of many years of assured performance and comfortable living.

  • Christopher Buckley in Wall Street Journal
    Being a Vodka Negroni man myself,Mr. Buckley says, "I like to think that it signals a certain, shall we say, suavity, refinement, je ne sais quoi, sophistication, to say nothing of startling good looks and abundant masculinity. Unlike...

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