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suave
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
having a sophisticated charm — often said of  a man who is not sincere

("sophisticated" in the sense of knowing the proper or polite way to act, being confident, and effortlessly acting in a proper and gracious manner)
  • "Pray sit down, Mr. Garth," continued the banker, in his suavest tone.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (58% in)
  • I am glad to hear it," said Dr. Minchin, with mingled suavity and surprise.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (0% in)

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