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genteel

US [dʒenˈtil]
UK [dʒenˈtiːl]
  • adj.显得彬彬有礼的;假斯文的;上流社会的;装体面的
  • Web有教养的;文雅的;文绉绉
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adj.
1.
显得彬彬有礼的;假斯文的;上流社会的;装体面的;装出绅士派头的quiet and polite, often in an exaggerated way; from, or pretending to be from, a high social class
a genteel manner
彬彬有礼
Her genteel accent irritated me.
她那矫揉造作的腔调使我感到恼火。
He lived in genteel poverty(= trying to keep the style of a high social class, but with little money) .
他摆出一副绅士派头,过的却是穷酸的生活。
2.
幽静的;古朴单调的quiet and old-fashioned and perhaps slightly boring

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