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"
Polite and well-mannered.
Stylish or elegant.
Origin: From gentil
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
graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law
suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of genteel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of genteel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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