[ UK /dˌɛbənˈe‍ə/ ]
  1. having a sophisticated charm
    a debonair gentleman
  2. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
    walked with a jaunty step
    life that is gay, brisk, and debonair
    a jaunty optimist
    looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit
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How To Use debonaire In A Sentence

  • And she, warm with what Dick had just told of him, pleasured at the goodly sight of him, dwelling with her eyes on the light, high poise of head, the careless, sun-sanded hair, and the lightness, almost debonaireness, of his carriage despite his weight of body and breadth of shoulders. CHAPTER XXIII
  • But what is lightsome and blithe in her, was debonaire in him. CHAPTER XVIII
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