Definition of flair in English:

flair

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Pronunciation: /flɛː
 
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noun

1 [in singular] A special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well: she had a flair for languages [mass noun]: 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.
Synonyms
aptitude, talent, gift, knack, instinct, natural ability, ability, capability, capacity, faculty, facility, skill, bent, feel, genius
2 [mass noun] Stylishness and originality: she dressed with flair
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
style, stylishness, panache, verve, dash, elan, finesse, poise, elegance, sparkle, brio; inventiveness, creativity; taste, good taste, discernment, discrimination
informal class, pizzazz

Origin

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

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