also deb·o·naire (dĕb′ə-nâr′)
1. Sophisticated; urbane.
2. Gracious and charming in a cheerful, carefree way.
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|Adj.||1.||debonaire – having a sophisticated charm; “a debonair gentleman”
refined – (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; “she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship”; “refined people with refined taste”
|2.||debonaire – having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; “looking chipper, like a man…diverted by his own wit”- Frances G. Patton; “life that is gay, brisk, and debonair”- H.M.Reynolds; “walked with a jaunty step”; “a jaunty optimist”
cheerful – being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; “her cheerful nature”; “a cheerful greeting”; “a cheerful room”; “as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be”
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