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Gentility definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GENTIL'ITY, n.
1. Politeness of manners; easy, graceful behavior; the manners of well bred people; genteelness.
2. Good extraction; dignity of birth.
3. Gracefulness of mien.
4. Gentry. [Not in use.]
5. Paganism; heathenism. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression [syn: breeding, genteelness, gentility]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. a. the condition of belonging to the gentry b. gentlefolk, gentry 2. a. (1) decorum of conduct ; courtesy (2) attitudes or activity marked by false delicacy, prudery, or affectation b. superior social status or prestige evidenced by manners, possessions, or mode of life

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 social superiority. 2 good manners; habits associated with the nobility. 3 people of noble birth. Etymology: ME f. OF gentilité (as GENTLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gentility Gen*til"i*ty, n. [L. gentilitas the relationship of those who belong to the same clan, also, heathenism: cf. F. gentilit['e] heathenism. See Gentile.] 1. Good extraction; dignity of birth. --Macaulay. He . . . mines my gentility with my education. --Shak. 2. The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self-respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding. 3. The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry. [R.] --Sir J. Davies. 4. Paganism; heathenism. [Obs.] --Hooker.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Gentility is the fact or appearance of belonging to a high social class. The hotel has an air of faded gentility.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Politeness, courtesy, urbanity, good-breeding, good behavior, refinement of manners.

Moby Thesaurus

ancestry, appropriateness, aristocracy, aristocraticalness, becomingness, birth, blood, blue blood, breeding, civility, cultivation, culture, decency, decorousness, decorum, distinction, elegance, elite, felicity, fitness, fittingness, flower, genteelness, gentlemanlikeness, gentlemanliness, gentleness, gentry, good breeding, happiness, honorable descent, ladylikeness, meetness, nobility, noble birth, nobleness, polish, properness, propriety, quality, rank, refinement, rightness, royalty, seemliness, society, suitability, upper class, upper crust, urbanity



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