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genteel


genteel

adjective

Definition of GENTEEL

1
following the established traditions of refined society and good taste <those bygone days when young women were taught how to drink tea while wearing long gloves and other genteel ways of behaving>
3
of high birth, rank, or station <the genteel ladies never mixed with the servants> <prohibited by reason of her genteel birth from marrying the man she loved>

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