toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

urbane
used in Catch-22

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
confidence from wide social experience — typically said of a man
  • He hated the chaplain venomously for being a chaplain and making a coarse blunder out of an observation that in any other circumstances, he knew, would have been considered witty and urbane.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (43% in)
  • He beamed urbanely as he began orienting Colonel Scheisskopf to his new surroundings.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (14% in)

There are no more uses of "urbane" in Catch-22.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®