AskDefine | Define flair

Dictionary Definition

flair

Noun

1 a natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating" [syn: genius]
2 distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: dash, elan, panache, style]
3 a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare" [syn: flare]

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP): /flɛə/, /flE@/
  • (US): flâr, /flɛɚ/, /flE@`/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(r)

Homophones

Noun

flair

Synonyms

Translations

natural or innate talent or aptitude
distinctive style or elegance

French

Etymology

Latin flare, to blow. Cognate to Portuguese cheiro.

Noun

flair
  1. sense of smell

Scots

Noun

  1. floor

Extensive Definition

Flair can refer to:
flair in German: Flair
flair in Dutch: Flair

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ability, ableness, acuity, acumen, acuteness, adequacy, adroitness, an ear for, an eye for, aptitude, aptness, art, artistic skill, artistry, arty-craftiness, bent, blazon, braininess, bravura, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy, bump, caliber, capability, capableness, capacity, capacity for, chic, clear thinking, cleverness, competence, critical discernment, daring, dash, demonstration, dexterity, discernment, display, dower, dowry, dramatics, eclat, efficacy, efficiency, elan, elegance, endowment, equipment, esprit, etalage, exhibition, exhibitionism, facility, faculty, false front, fanfaronade, feel, felicity, figure, fitness, flaunt, flaunting, flourish, forte, genius, genius for, gift, gift for, giftedness, gifts, glamor, head, histrionics, inclination, innate aptitude, insight, instinct, judgment, keen-wittedness, keenness, knack, leaning, long suit, makings, manifestation, mental alertness, mercurial mind, metier, mind, native cleverness, natural endowment, natural gift, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, oomph, pageant, pageantry, panache, parade, parts, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, perspicacity, pizzazz, potential, power, powers, proclivity, proficiency, propensity, qualification, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, ready wit, savvy, sham, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, show, showing-off, skill, smartness, smarts, sparkle, speciality, spectacle, splash, splurge, sprightly wit, staginess, strong flair, strong point, style, stylishness, sufficiency, susceptibility, talent, talents, taste, tendency, the goods, the stuff, theatrics, turn, turn for, vaunt, verve, virtu, vitality, what it takes
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