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Meaning of GENTEEL

Pronunciation:  jen'teel

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"

GENTEEL is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: civilised, civilized, cultivated, cultured, polite, refined



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gen*teel"\, a. [F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful. See
1. 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.

2. Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or
   manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.

3. Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live
   in a genteel allowance.

Syn: Polite; well-bred; refined; polished.

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