Simple Definition of gentility
: high social status
: a quietly appealing and polite quality or manner : a genteel quality or manner
Full Definition of gentilityplural
Examples of gentility in a sentence
Education was considered a mark of gentility.
<was full of the same gentility and grace that marked the rest of the family>
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Rhymes with gentility
GENTILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of gentility for Students
1 : high social status
2 : a quality of elegance and politeness <It was totally unlike them, this lapse from gentility … — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting>
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