Definition of gentility
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
Recent Examples of gentility from the Web
But most people who have met him are struck by his charm and gentility.
Slowly, poetry moved out of the parlors of overstuffed gentility into the academy.
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First Known Use of gentility
GENTILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gentility for English Language Learners
: high social status
: a quietly appealing and polite quality or manner : a genteel quality or manner
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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