1. [ adjective ] characterized by tact and propriety
Related terms: gracious
2. [ adjective ] showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
Synonyms: refined svelte polished

"his polished manner" "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"

Related terms: sophisticated
3. [ adjective ] marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many parts of the world arising from urban life and wide travel
Synonyms: sophisticated

"the sophisticated manners of a true cosmopolite" "urbane and pliant...he was at ease even in the drawing rooms of Paris"

Related terms: cosmopolitan
Similar spelling:   Urbanek