Synonyms and Antonyms of gentility
1 speech or behavior that is a sign of good breeding was full of the same gentility and grace that marked the rest of the family Synonyms civility, courteousness, courtesy, genteelness, politeness, graciousness, mannerlinessRelated Words attentiveness, consideration, thoughtfulness; ceremonialness, ceremoniousness, ceremony, formality; chivalrousness, chivalry, courtliness, gallantry, gentlemanliness, knighthood, knightliness; breeding, manners; suaveness, unctuousness, urbanity; elegance, refinement; deference, respect; decency, decorousness, decorum, gentilesse, polish, politesse, propriety, respectability, seemliness; affability, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, hospitality, sociability; felicitousness, gracefulness; humility, meekness, modesty, shynessNear Antonyms audaciousness, audacity, boldness, brashness, brassiness, disrespect, impertinence, impudence, insolence, sauciness, shamelessness; boorishness, churlishness, clownishness, loutishness, vulgarity; casualness, informality; delinquency, improperness, impropriety, inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency; inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness; arrogance, conceit, presumption, pretentiousnessAntonyms discourteousness, discourtesy, impoliteness, incivility, rudeness, surliness, ungraciousness
2 the highest class in a society as members of the gentility, they felt an obligation to help the less fortunate Synonyms elite, aristocracy, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, nobility, patriciate, quality, upper class, upper crustRelated Words A-list, beau monde, beautiful people, café society, Four Hundred (or 400), glitterati, haut monde (also haute monde), jet set, society; carriage trade, plutocracyNear Antonyms commoners, (the) crowd, (the) masses, peasantry, peonage, (the) people, plebeians, plebs, (the) populace, (the) public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working class; dregs, (the) herd, (the) mob, rabble, rabblement, riffraff, scum, trashAntonyms proletarians, proletariat
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