Gentility Definition

jĕn-tĭlĭ-tē
gentilities
noun
gentilities
The condition of belonging by birth to the upper classes.
Webster's New World
The quality of being genteel; now, specif., excessive or affected refinement and elegance.
Webster's New World
The condition of being born to the gentry.
American Heritage
Members of the upper class, collectively.
Webster's New World
Persons of high social standing considered as a group.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Gentility

Noun

Singular:
gentility
Plural:
gentilities

Origin of Gentility

  • Middle English gentilete nobility of birth from Old French from Latin gentīlitās from gentīlis of the same clan gentle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French gentilité

    From Wiktionary

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