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Definition of "well-bred" []

  • Of good upbringing; well-mannered and refined. (adjective)
  • Of good breed. Used of animals. (adjective)
  • Of respected or noble lineage (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Indicating good breeding (adjective)
  • Of good thoroughbred stock (adjective)

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Use "well-bred" in a sentence
  • "On Witte's tongue the phrase "incredibly well-bred man," which he used to describe the youthful Nicholas, became cutting invective."
  • "I finished my soup and sandwich, turned up the volume on my iPod, then flipped through another book, looking for sites both Patrick and I would enjoy; after all, I was supposed to be introducing him to things that “a well-bred person should know.”"
  • "“Spoken like the well-bred gentleman that you are,” Trent remarked."