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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gen·teel /ʤɛnˈti(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gen·teel a.
 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.
 2. Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.
 3. Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.
 Syn: -- Polite; well-bred; refined; polished.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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