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suave
used in Babbitt

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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)
  • The smart shopping-district, with rich and quiet light on crystal pendants and furs and suave surfaces of polished wood in velvet-hung reticent windows.
    Chapter 17 (53% in)
  • The ambulance was a huge, suave, varnished, white thing.
    Chapter 33 (64% in)

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