gentility gentility  /dʒɛn ˈtɪ lɪ ti/


  • (n) elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression



  1. Of course the broad boulevards, late 19th-century buildings and teeming cafes downtown may suggest European gentility.
  2. Rarer still was her gentility.
  3. Since this Jesus is a creature of woozy gentility, the Passion takes only about 10 mins.


  • 'Tis a gift to be simple

    Once upon a time Capital Square in Richmond was the land of seersucker in the spring and bowties and bourbon year-round. Gentility and trust – or at least a polite appearance of trust – marked nearly every social interaction.
    on July 14, 2013     Source: The Staunton News Leader


  1. "There was great beauty and gentility in Michael's soul," Boteach wrote in an e-mail to JTA. "I pray that Michael's death will not be in vain, and that we see a return, even among Hollywood celebrities, to the spiritual and family values that...
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

  2. "What always struck me about him was that he was just the epitome of kindness and gentility and warmth and humor," said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. "He was the kind of person who we would all want to aspire to be as a human being."
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Ralph Becker Source: Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Cllr Fairley Churchill said: "The idea of voluntary sector organisations in splendid isolation harks back to the days of gentility when my grandmother was a girl. We want to encourage cross-borough working."
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Winston Churchill Source: Epping Forest Guardian

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propriety propriety
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