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gentility (noun) the quality of being cultured and of belonging to high society.

Gentility is having good manners and behavior. The state of belonging to a high social class and thus having polite behavior and good manners is gentility. Gentility is the manners and behavior of those who are of a high class in society and are therefore refined. Pretence to belong to high society is also gentility.

  • Mattie's bearing and behavior, her talk and gestures show her gentility. She has excellent manners and is never known to have uttered a rude or harsh word.
  • With his background of gentility, Samson is warmly accepted in any company where politeness and impeccable behavior are given great importance.
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