flair

Use the word flair to refer to someone’s knack or natural talent for something. Someone might have a flair for throwing fantastic parties, or a flair for solving complex math problems.

Something or someone with flair is flashy, catchy and full of energy. But oddly enough, flair meant "odor" when it originated in the mid 14th century. It wasn’t until 1925 that the word came to mean a distinctive talent, elegant style or dashing ability. So maybe think of someone absolutely reeking of style and panache — but in a good way.

Primary Meanings of flair

1.
n
a natural talent
2.
n
a shape that spreads outward
Full Definitions of flair
1

n a natural talent

“he has a flair for mathematics”
Synonyms:
genius
Type of:
endowment, gift, natural endowment, talent
natural abilities or qualities

n distinctive and stylish elegance

Synonyms:
dash, elan, panache, style
Type of:
elegance
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
2

n a shape that spreads outward

Synonyms:
flare
Type of:
form, shape
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

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