Genteel meaning

jĕn-tēl'
The definition of genteel is elegant style or a very polite person.

An example of genteel is a teenage boy trying to win over his girlfriend's parents; he would be appear to have genteel manners.

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Typical or characteristic of the upper class.
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Refined or polite, often in an affected way.
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Having or showing the good taste and refinement associated with polite society; elegant, fashionable, etc.
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Excessively or affectedly refined, polite, etc.
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Affectedly proper or refined; somewhat prudish refinement; excessively polite.
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Elegantly stylish or fashionable.

Genteel manners and appearance.

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Origin of genteel

  • French gentil from Old French gentle
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French gentil
    From Wiktionary