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Meaning of URBANITY

Pronunciation:  ur'baniized

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  polished courtesy; elegance of manner
 

URBANITY is a 8 letter word that starts with U.

 

 See Also: courtesy, good manners

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ur*ban"i*ty\, n. [L. urbanitas; cf. F. urbanit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being urbane; civility or courtesy
   of manners; politeness; refinement.

         The marquis did the honors of his house with the
         urbanity of his country.              --W. Irving.

2. Polite wit; facetiousness. [Obs.] --Dryden.

         Raillery in the sauce of civil entertainment; and
         without some such tincture of urbanity, good humor
         falters.                              --L'Estrange.

Syn: Politeness; suavity; affability; courtesy.

 

 

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