suavity

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Etymology[edit]

suave +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

suavity (countable and uncountable, plural suavities)

  1. The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; pleasantness
    • 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.
    suavity of manners
    suavity of language, conversation, or address
  2. (obsolete) Sweetness to the taste.

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