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Definition of "genteelest" []

  • Affectedly proper or refined; excessively polite (adjective)
  • Respectable, polite, and well-bred (adjective)
  • Appropriate to polite or fashionable society (adjective)

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Use "genteelest" in a sentence
  • "Following in line, dance schools during the Revolution began to advertise themselves as teaching “only the genteelest dances.”"
  • "The last house in Bleeding Heart Yard which she had described as his place of habitation, was a large house, let off to various tenants; but Plornish ingeniously hinted that he lived in the parlour, by means of a painted hand under his name, the forefinger of which hand (on which the artist had depicted a ring and a most elaborate nail of the genteelest form) referred all inquirers to that apartment."
  • "He said it was the genteelest profession in the world, and must on no account be confounded with the profession of a solicitor: being quite another sort of thing, infinitely more exclusive, less mechanical, and more profitable."
  • "Following in line, dance schools during the Revolution began to advertise themselves as teaching “only the genteelest dances.”"
  • "She is discussed by her dear friends with all the genteelest slang in vogue, with the last new word, the last new manner, the last new drawl, and the perfection of polite indifference."
  • "The inner-house is the genteelest, and very elegantly furnished; but you may have the use of a very handsome parlour in the outer-house, if you choose to look into the street."