suavity

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suavity (plural suavities)

  1. (obsolete) Sweetness to the taste.
  2. The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; smoothness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of manners; suavity of language, conversation, or address.
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      [...] nothing, not even the crude curves of the railway, can utterly deform the suavity of contour of one bay after another along the whole reach of the Riviera.
    ..names full of legendary suavity and interest..

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