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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Flair \Flair\ (fl[^a]r), 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.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
2. Sense of smell; scent; fig., discriminating sense.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
3. A talent or ability, expecially an intuitive one that
makes performance of a task appear easy; an intuitive
appreciation; a knack; as, she has a flair for acting.
4. An attractive way of performing a task; style.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has
a genius for interior decorating" [syn: flair, genius]
2: distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the
confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: dash, elan,
flair, panache, style]
3: a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
[syn: flare, flair]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
157 Moby Thesaurus words for "flair":
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
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
An early system on the IBM 650.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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