genteelness

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{n} politeness, gracefulness
{i} being refined, being well-bred; politeness
The quality of being genteel
genteel
Stylish or elegant
genteel
Polite and well-mannered
genteel
Aristocratic
genteel
well-bred or refined
genteel
{a} polite, civil, kind, elegant, graceful
genteel
{s} polite, well-mannered; gentlemanly, ladylike; elegant, refined; belonging to or characteristic of upper-class society; affected, pretentious
genteel
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
genteel
marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
genteel
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
genteel
Polite, well-mannered
genteel
Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person
genteel
Not vulgar or rude
genteel
Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance
genteel
Law
genteel
A genteel place or area is quiet and traditional, but may also be old-fashioned and dull. the genteel towns of Winchester and Chichester
genteelness

    Silbentrennung

    gen·teel·ness

    Aussprache

    Etymologie

    [ jen-'tE(&)l ] (adjective.) 1599. Middle French gentil gentle.

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