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Polite and well-mannered
Stylish or elegant
well-bred or refined
{a} polite, civil, kind, elegant, graceful
Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address
A genteel person is respectable and well-mannered, and comes or seems to come from a high social class. It was a place to which genteel families came in search of health and quiet. two maiden ladies with genteel manners and voices. common
Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance
Not vulgar or rude
Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person
Polite, well-mannered
A genteel place or area is quiet and traditional, but may also be old-fashioned and dull. the genteel towns of Winchester and Chichester
marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
{s} polite, well-mannered; gentlemanly, ladylike; elegant, refined; belonging to or characteristic of upper-class society; affected, pretentious
{n} politeness, gracefulness
in a genteel manner, politely, in a refined manner
In a genteel manner
in a genteel manner; "the English lived genteelly in India
The quality of being genteel
{i} being refined, being well-bred; politeness
shabby genteel
{s} trying to keep up appearances of gentility; attempting to maintain dignity and self respect despite not having enough money
trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness