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synonyms for gentility

  • aristocracy
  • civility
  • decorum
  • elegance
  • politeness
  • propriety
  • respectability
  • courtesy
  • courtliness
  • culture
  • elite
  • etiquette
  • flower
  • formality
  • gentlefolk
  • gentry
  • nobility
  • polish
  • quality
  • rank
  • refinement
  • society
  • urbanity
  • blue blood
  • gentle birth
  • good breeding
  • good family
  • good manners
  • high birth
  • mannerliness
  • optimacy
  • ruling class
  • upper class
  • upper crust

antonyms for gentility

MOST RELEVANT
  • bad manners
  • impoliteness
  • rudeness
  • coarseness
  • crudeness
  • roughness
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How to use gentility in a sentence

As well twenty times—keep it for yourself, or give it to my valet, if you are too proud of your gentility.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
I knew that the gentility of the knock had taken both her and her mother aback.
A WINDOW IN THRUMSJ. M. BARRIE
In the mean time it was necessary to sacrifice something to gentility, and therefore they sat over their port wine.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
Descending in the scale of what is termed gentility, I found darker and deeper themes for speculation.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
He is the idol of equivocal women, and condescends to patronize unpresentable gentility-mongers.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
Had my affection for him been less sincere, had I not been racked with sympathy, I had laughed over his notions of gentility.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
Let her not be poor, how generous (well-born) soever; for a man can buy nothing in the market with gentility.
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
Why not disregard all false notions of gentility, (p. 175) and have each child well taught a manual trade?
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
In consequence of this, the subordinate classes, who aim at gentility, gradually fall into the same practice.
A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMYCATHERINE ESTHER BEECHER
The subtle mark of Scottish gentility in the allusion to the pew will not fail to strike the reader.
HUGH MILLERWILLIAM KEITH LEASK
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GENTILITY

  • affability
  • agreeableness
  • amiability
  • attention
  • attractiveness
  • charity
  • charm
  • complaisance
  • cordiality
  • courtesy
  • delightfulness
  • enjoyableness
  • etiquette
  • gallantry
  • geniality
  • gentility
  • gratefulness
  • kindness
  • mildness
  • pleasantness
  • politeness
  • refinement
  • suavity
  • sweetness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.