Genteel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒenˈtiːl|  American pronunciation of the word genteel
Brit.  |dʒɛnˈtiːl|  British pronunciation of the word genteel

adjective

- marked by refinement in taste and manners(syn: civilised, civilized, cultivated, cultured, polite)

a genteel old lady

Examples

She was born into a genteel family.

an elderly woman living in genteel poverty

They lived in a more genteel era.

the genteel manners of an old southern gentleman

She broke into a genteel run.

...having been brought up in a genteel family, she began to resent her fiancé's lowbred ways...

...lived in a time when single women like herself faced a lifetime of genteel penury...

...the actress plays a genteel yet faintly snooty older woman...

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