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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Good birth and family. Also: Good manners.

Usage examples (28)
  • Although the family was poor, they showed true gentility by welcoming the strangers with friendliness.
  • I say "gentility" -- but that is not exactly the word; for there is not the remotest trace of snobbishness in Henry James.
  • Descending in the scale of what is termed gentility, I found darker and deeper themes for speculation.
  • The farmer's daughter had an instinct for clothes, and Hugh's mind got the idea of gentility by way of the medium of clothes. for more
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