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Definition of gentility noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1very good manners and behavior; the fact of belonging to a high social class He took her hand with discreet gentility. She thinks expensive clothes are a mark of gentility.
  2. 2the fact of being quiet and old-fashioned the faded gentility of the town
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gentility