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Debonair vs. Dapper

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Debonairadjective

(obsolete) Gracious, courteous.

Dapperadjective

Neat, trim.

Debonairadjective

Suave, urbane and sophisticated.

Dapperadjective

Stylishly dressed, neatly dressed, spiffy.

Debonairadjective

(especially of men) Charming, confident, and carefully dressed.

Dapperadjective

Quick; little and active.

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Debonairadjective

Characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of good appearance and manners; graceful; complaisant.

‘Was never prince so meek and debonair.’;

Dapperadjective

Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.

‘He wondered how so many provinces could be held in subjection by such a dapper little man.’; ‘The dapper ditties that I wont devise.’; ‘Sharp-nosed, dapper steam yachts.’;

Debonairadjective

having a sophisticated charm;

‘a debonair gentleman’;

Dapperadjective

marked by smartness in dress and manners;

‘a dapper young man’; ‘a jaunty red hat’;

Debonairadjective

having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air;

‘looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit’; ‘life that is gay, brisk, and debonair’; ‘walked with a jaunty step’; ‘a jaunty optimist’;

Debonairadjective

(of a man) confident, stylish, and charming

‘all the men looked debonair and handsome in white tie and tails’;

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