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genteel

adjective

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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

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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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“Genteel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/genteel. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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