FLAIR

dash, elan, flair, panache, style

(noun) distinctive and stylish elegance; “he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer”

flair, genius

(noun) a natural talent; “he has a flair for mathematics”; “he has a genius for interior decorating”

flare, flair

(noun) a shape that spreads outward; “the skirt had a wide flare”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

flair (countable and uncountable, plural flairs)

A natural or innate talent or aptitude.

Synonyms: gift, knack, talent

Distinctive style or elegance.

Synonyms: elan, elegance, grace, panache, style

(obsolete) Smell; odor.

(obsolete) Olfaction; sense of smell.

Verb

flair (third-person singular simple present flairs, present participle flairing, simple past and past participle flaired)

(transitive) To add flair.

Anagrams

• filar, frail

Source: Wiktionary


Flair (flâr), n. [OE. flaireodor, fr. OF. & F. flair, fr. OF. flairier, F. flairer, to smell, LL. flagrare for L. fragrare. See Flagrant.]

1. Smell; odor. [Obs.]

2. Sense of smell; scent; fig., discriminating sense.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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