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Wordnet 3.0


1. marked by refinement in taste and manners;
- Example: "cultivated speech"
- Example: "cultured Bostonians"
- Example: "cultured tastes"
- Example: "a genteel old lady"
- Example: "polite society"
[syn: civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Genteel \Gen*teel"\, a. [F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful. See Gentle.] 1. Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address. [1913 Webster] 2. Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law. [1913 Webster] 3. Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance. Syn: Polite; well-bred; refined; polished. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

genteel adj 1: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society" [syn: civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "genteel": Victorian, affected, appropriate, aristocratic, artificial, becoming, blue-blooded, braw, cavalier, chic, chivalrous, civil, classy, clothes-conscious, confined, cosmopolitan, county, courteous, courtly, cultivated, cultured, dapper, dashing, debonair, decent, decorous, distingue, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, ducal, elegant, exalted, exquisite, fashionable, felicitous, fitting, formal, gentle, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, graceful, gracious, happy, high, high-class, highbred, insular, intolerant, jaunty, kinglike, kingly, knightly, la-di-da, ladylike, mannered, mannerly, meet, mincing, narrow, natty, neat, nifty, nobby, noble, of gentle blood, of rank, overdone, parochial, patrician, polished, polite, pompous, posh, pretentious, prig, priggish, princelike, princely, prissy, proper, provincial, prudish, puritanical, putting on airs, queenlike, queenly, quite the lady, recherche, refined, respectable, right, ritzy, royal, seemly, sharp, silk-stocking, sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffy, spruce, stilted, straitlaced, stuffy, style-conscious, stylish, suave, suitable, swank, swanky, swell, thoroughbred, titled, tony, too-too, tricksy, trig, trim, uncharitable, unnatural, upper crust, urbane, well-behaved, well-bred, well-brought-up, well-dressed, well-groomed, well-mannered
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent. Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal: A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel. Heed not the definitions your "Unabridged" presents, For dictionary makers are generally gents. G.J.