urbane

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French urbain ‎(urban, belonging to a city" also "polite, courteous, elegant, urbane), from Latin urbanus ‎(belonging to a city), with a sense of "having the manners of townspeople" in Classical Latin, from urbs ‎(city).

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urbane ‎(comparative more urbane, superlative most urbane)

  1. (of a man) Courteous, polite, refined, and suave.
    • 1949: George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p12
      He felt deeply drawn to him, and not solely because he was intrigued by the contrast between O’Brien’s urbane manner and his prize-fighter’s physique.

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ReferencesEdit

  • The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

urbane

  1. inflected form of urban

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

urbane

  1. Feminine plural form of urbano

LatinEdit

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urbāne

  1. vocative singular of urbānus

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

urbane

  1. definite singular of urban
  2. plural of urban

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

urbane

  1. definite singular of urban
  2. plural of urban
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