What does gentility mean?

Definitions for gentility
dʒɛnˈtɪl ɪ tigen·til·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breeding, genteelness, gentilitynoun

    elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

Wiktionary

  1. gentilitynoun

    The state of being elegant, genteel, having good breeding, or being socially superior.

  2. gentilitynoun

    The upper classes, the gentry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gentilitynoun

    good extraction; dignity of birth

    Etymology: [L. gentilitas the relationship of those who belong to the same clan, also, heathenism: cf. F. gentilit heathenism. See Gentile.]

  2. Gentilitynoun

    the quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self-respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding

    Etymology: [L. gentilitas the relationship of those who belong to the same clan, also, heathenism: cf. F. gentilit heathenism. See Gentile.]

  3. Gentilitynoun

    the class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry

    Etymology: [L. gentilitas the relationship of those who belong to the same clan, also, heathenism: cf. F. gentilit heathenism. See Gentile.]

  4. Gentilitynoun

    paganism; heathenism

    Etymology: [L. gentilitas the relationship of those who belong to the same clan, also, heathenism: cf. F. gentilit heathenism. See Gentile.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gentility in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gentility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gentility in a Sentence

  1. Kathleen Goforth:

    My husband was an incredibly, intricate blend of toughness and gentility, he was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague and a neighbor. However, it was I who was blessed so richly that I had the privilege of calling him my husband and my best friend.

  2. Kathleen Goforth:

    My husband was an incredibly, intricate blend of toughness and gentility.

  3. Elizabeth Gaskell:

    He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.

  4. John Ciardi:

    Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.

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