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Definition of Genteelism
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Genteelism
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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Other commentators supply other labels: Janis 1984 calls it “pretentious,” Bryson 1984 “an unnecessary genteelism,” ..."
2. The Social Fetich by Agnes Geraldine Grove (1908)
"verbal h's, or the sounding of the " t" in " often," so carefully insisted upon by some star-actresses and other apostles of genteelism. ..."