As a passionate and urbane liberal, Obama bore more than a passing resemblance to JFK.
The year 2011 was particularly tough for the usually gracious and urbane president.
And menswear designer Michael Bastian created a world of gentlemen farmers and urbane dandies.
He is, by all accounts, brilliant; a dashing, urbane go-getter who exudes charm.
Seated in state, on a sort of daïs in the centre of the room, was a courteous and urbane personage of affable exterior.
Lived at Athens in his "gardens," an urbane and kindly, if somewhat useless, life.
He is the most urbane and the most agreeably gossiping companion.
“You seem in haste, friends,” said the curate, with an urbane smile.
All comers were received with a hearty handshake and were entertained with urbane speeches.
"I perfectly agree with you," said the other, with an urbane bow.
1530s, "of or relating to cities or towns," from Middle French urbain (14c.), from Latin urbanus "belonging to a city," also "citified, elegant" (see urban). The meaning "having the manners of townspeople, courteous, refined" is first attested 1620s. Urbanity in this sense is recorded from 1530s. For sense connection, cf. human/humane.