Meaning of “genteel” in the English Dictionary

"genteel" in British English

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genteeladjective

uk /dʒenˈtiːl/ us /dʒenˈtiːl/
genteelly
adverb uk /dʒenˈtiːl.li/ us /dʒenˈtiːl.li/

She tittered genteelly.

(Definition of “genteel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"genteel" in American English

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genteeladjective

us /dʒenˈtil/

polite and correct in manner, or trying to be polite and correct in order to appear to be of a high social class:

When in company, they affected genteel table manners.

(Definition of “genteel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)