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genteel in Sociology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgenteelgen‧teel /dʒenˈtiːl/ adjective  1 POLITEpolite, gentle, or graceful She broke into a genteel run.2 old-fashionedSSCLASS IN SOCIETY from or relating to a good social classgenteelly adverb
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genteelA bit more cultured, a bit more refined, a bit more genteel.It was all genteel at first.If you are genteel enough, that sort of imprecision is possible.Dawson came from a genteel family.It is easy to pretend that the values and standard of behaviour about which I am speaking are genteel or middle class.The downtown has a genteel southern charm.They are not for genteel walkers.