Gentility

Definition of Gentility

Gen`til´i`ty
n.1.
1.Good extraction; dignity of birth.
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.
4.Paganism; heathenism.

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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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