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urbane

Syllabification: ur·bane
Pronunciation: /ərˈbān
 
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Definition of urbane in English:

adjective

(Of a person, especially a man) suave, courteous, and refined in manner.
Example sentences
  • Educated at one of Shanghai's top universities, he's urbane, articulate in English and works in a foreign law firm.
  • It was a terrible thing to say, especially since he is an urbane man.
  • He was urbane and charming as, indeed, are most members of the Sri Lankan ruling elite.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'urban'): from French urbain or Latin urbanus (see urban).

Derivatives

urbanely

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • He replied urbanely, ‘I like to look out for the interests of my friends.
  • ‘Perhaps I do, Miss Sommers,’ he said urbanely.
  • Shane stepped forward urbanely, and Tal did the same.

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