Friday, September 13, 2013

My Favorite Lexicon: Debonair

Actor Cary Grant defined "debonair" by personifying it
deb·o·nair adjective \ˌde-bə-ˈner\
of a man : dressing and acting in an appealing and sophisticated way: fashionable, attractive and confident

Definition of DEBONAIR
1 - archaic:  gentle, courteous
2 - suave, urbane <a debonair performer>;  lighthearted, nonchalant

Origin of DEBONAIR
Middle English debonere, from Anglo-French deboneire, from de bon aire of good family or nature
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to DEBONAIR
blithe, carefree, devil-may-care, gay, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, lightsome, slaphappy, unconcerned

— Merriam-Webster

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