Definition of flair in English:


Syllabification: flair
Pronunciation: /fler


1 [in singular] A special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well: she had a flair for languages none of us had much artistic flair
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  • He had a flair for drawing and an ability to grasp and execute delicate model settings.
  • They are coming to Bangalore to hunt for some gifted youngsters, with a flair for acting.
  • He was gifted with his hands and had a natural flair for wood-turning and carpentry.
aptitude, talent, gift, instinct, (natural) ability, facility, skill, bent, feel, knack
2Stylishness and originality: she dressed with flair
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  • Judges placed high value on entries that demonstrated imagination, originality and flair.
  • She went for a formal and textured look with a touch of modernity and lots of flair and originality.
  • He did, however, have an innate grasp of public relations, dressing with flair so people would notice him.
taste, good taste, discernment, discrimination
informal class, pizzazz


late 19th century: from French, from flairer 'to smell', based on Latin fragrare 'smell sweet'. Compare with fragrant.

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