genteel


genteel
UK [dʒenˈtiːl] / US [dʒenˈtɪl] adjective
1)
a) typical of polite well-educated people belonging to a high social class who have strict moral standards and are easily shocked by anything rude

genteel manners

b) lived in by rich polite people and not very lively, exciting, or modern

a genteel seaside town

2) trying to appear as if you are genteel

Derived word:
genteelly
adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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