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  1. Lusianda
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    Hello,

    What does the word flair mean in this sentence

    'She's a natural beauty, she's got a strong european flair'


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    Re: Flair

    Hi, Lusianda,
    I'd say flair is a rather elusive word. My guess is here it could mean some kind of charm, which, as the author thinks, is typical for European women. It may be synonymous to panache.
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    Re: Flair

    Quote Originally Posted by Lusianda View Post
    Hello,

    What does the word flair mean in this sentence

    'She's a natural beauty, she's got a strong european flair'


    Thanks
    In your sentence, flair fits #3:

    flair (flār)
    n.
    1. A natural talent or aptitude; a knack: a flair for interior decorating.
    2. Instinctive discernment; keenness: a flair for the exotica.
    3. Distinctive elegance or style: served us with flair.
    [Middle English, fragrance, from Old French, from flairer, to scent, from Late Latin flāgrāre, alteration of Latin frāgrāre, to emit an odor.]

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