Definition of Debonnaire
1. Adjective. Having a sophisticated charm. "A debonair gentleman"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Debonnaire
Literary usage of Debonnaire
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Fall of the Roman Empire: Comprising a View of the Invasion by Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde Sismondi (1835)
"... to Louis le debonnaire is much more striking. Like him, he suffered his kindness to degenerate into weakness, and his religion into an abject submission ..."
2. The History of Normandy and of England by Francis Palgrave (1878)
"At the commencement of the reign of Louis- le-debonnaire we noticed his interference between two competitors, or rather parties, then contest- they attack ..."
3. The History of Normandy and of Englandby Francis Palgrave by Francis Palgrave (1851)
"The limits of this work have prevented me from exhibiting the history of parties under Louis-le-debonnaire to the full extent. Archbishop Ebbo behaved with ..."
4. The Power of the Pope During the Middle Ages: Or, An Historical Inquiry Into by Jean Edme Auguste Gosselin (1853)
"2 In this passage Fenelon appears to suppose that Louis le debonnaire was deposed by the Council of Compiegne in 833. We shall see, in another place, ..."
5. Elements of General History: Ancient and Modern by Millot (Claude François Xavier) (1823)
"... REIGN OF LOUIS THE debonnaire. PARTITION OF HIS KINGDOM. ... Louis the debonnaire, son of Charlemagne, every thing gave symptoms of approaching decay. ..."
6. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), F. Guizot (1856)
"... between these two terms—Analytical tables of the capitularies of Louis le debonnaire, ... debonnaire ..."
7. The History of Modern Europe: And a View of the Progress of Society from the by William Russell (1837)
"LETTER X. Of the Empire of Charle-magne and the Church, from the Acces- iion of Louis the debonnaire to the death of Charles the Bald. ..."