Part of speech: adjective

Gentle or courteous; affable; complaisant.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "debonair":

  1. There was one Scrimgeour, a very merry debonair fellow, who used to make not only the men, but sometimes the officers merry on board the ship. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.
  2. In the wave of excitement following the surrender, even so debonair a minister as Seward must have realized how fortunate it was for him that his chief did not tell all he knew. - "Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Nathaniel W. Stephenson.
  3. There was not a man who did not make much of the beast, so frank was he and debonair. - "French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France", Marie de France.