(Of a man) confident, stylish, and charming: all the men looked debonair and handsome in white tie and tails
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- He's debonair, smooth, handsome and slim like Moore.
- More often than not, Michael Douglas is known for playing suave, debonair men.
- Which caused Dominic Hamilton, one of the most suave and debonair boys I'd ever met, go absolutely nuts.
suave, urbane, sophisticated, cultured, self-possessed, self-assured, confident, charming, gracious, well mannered, civil, courteous, gallant, chivalrous, gentlemanly, refined, polished, well bred, genteel, dignified, courtly; well dressed, well groomed, well turned out, elegant, stylish, smart, dashing, dapper, spruce, trim, attractive; Frenchsoigné
Middle English (in the sense 'meek or courteous'): from Old French debonaire, from de bon aire 'of good disposition'.
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- He looked at me and smiled debonairly, opening his door.