Definition of Genteelism

1. Noun. a nicer word used instead of a vulgar or distasteful word ¹



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Definition of Genteelism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genteelism

gens
gensdarmes
genseng
gensengs
genses
gent
gentamicin
gentamicin 2''-nucleotidyltransferase
gentamicin 2'-N-acetyltransferase
gentamicins
gentamycin
genteel
genteeler
genteelest
genteelish
genteelism (current term)
genteelisms
genteelly
genteelness
genteelnesses
gentes
genthelvite
gentian
gentian aniline water
gentian blue
gentian family
gentian root
gentian violet
gentianaceous
gentianella

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. ..."

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