debonairity

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Etymology[edit]

Old French debonaireté.

Noun[edit]

debonairity (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The quality of being debonair; debonair character, graciousness.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.1:
      This so high-raised courage, so swelling and so obstinate against sorow, death and povertie, was it nature or arte made it relent, even to the utmost strai ne of exceeding tendernesse and debonarety [transl. debonnaireté] of complexion?