What does genteel mean?

Definitions for genteeldʒɛnˈtil

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word genteel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite(adj)

    marked by refinement in taste and manners

    "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"


  1. genteel(Adjective)

    Polite and well-mannered.

  2. genteel(Adjective)

    Stylish or elegant.

  3. genteel(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From gentil

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genteel(adj)

    possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address

  2. Genteel(adj)

    graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law

  3. Genteel(adj)

    suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Genteel

    jen-tēl′, adj. well-bred: graceful in manners or in form: fashionable.—adj. Genteel′ish, somewhat genteel.—adv. Genteel′ly.—n. Genteel′ness (same as Gentility).—The genteel, the manners and usages of genteel or well-bred society. [Fr. gentil—L. gentilis, belonging to the same gens, or clan—later, well-bred.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genteel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genteel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of genteel

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Translations for genteel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • gentilSpanish
  • à la modeFrench
  • galant, aristocratisch, modieusDutch
  • элегантный, изящный, благородный, аристократичный, аристократический, модный, воспитанныйRussian

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