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Meaning of gentility

gen•til•i•ty

Pronunciation: ( jen-til'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. good breeding or refinement.
  2. affected or pretentious politeness or elegance.
  3. the status of belonging to polite society.
  4. members of polite society collectively.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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