- urbane (adj.)
- 1530s, "of or relating to cities or towns," from Middle French urbain (14c.) and directly from Latin urbanus "belonging to a city," also "citified, elegant" (see urban). The meaning "having the manners of townspeople, courteous, refined" is from 1620s, from a secondary sense in classical Latin. Urbanity in this sense is recorded from 1530s. For sense connection and differentiation of form, compare human/humane; german/germane.
- 1. She describes him as urbane and charming.
- 2. He tried hard to be urbane.
- 3. In conversation, he was suave and urbane.
- 4. Despite the crisis, the chairman's voice was urbane as usual.
- 尽管处于危机之中, 董事长的声音还象通常一样温文尔雅.
- 5. A large urbane and florid and smooth - faced man walked out.
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