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gentility

gen·til·i·ty

gentility

 
pronunciation:
jen tI lih ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality or state of one who is genteel; refinement of manners and behavior.
Proper table manners are often seen as a sign of gentility.They hoped the prestigious boarding school would give their son both education and gentility.
similar words:
culture, polish, refinement
definition 2: the quality or state of one who is a member of the upper class.
The candidate's gentility lost him votes from working class citizens.
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