HyperDic: genteel

English > 1 sense of the word genteel:
ADJECTIVEallgenteel, civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, politemarked by refinement in taste and manners
genteel > pronunciation
Soundsjhehntiy'l
Rhymesabele ... zeal: 65 rhymes with iyl...
English > genteel: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by refinement in taste and manners.
Example "a genteel old lady"
Synonymscivilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, polite
Broaderrefined(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
Spanishcivilizado, cortés, cultivado, educado, fino, gentil, refinado
Catalancivilitzat, cortès, culte, cultivat, educat, fi, gentil, refinat
Nounsgenteelnesselegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
Adverbsgenteellyin a genteel manner

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