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Definition 1: having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where debonaire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit
  • life that is gay, brisk, and debonair
  • walked with a jaunty step
  • a jaunty optimist

Synonyms for debonaire in the sense of this definition

(debonaire is similar to ...) being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

"her cheerful nature" "a cheerful greeting" "a cheerful room" "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

Definition 2: having a sophisticated charm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where debonaire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a debonair gentleman

Synonyms for debonaire in the sense of this definition

(debonaire is similar to ...) (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel

"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship" "refined people with refined taste"

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