urbanity

  • 1 Urbanity — refers to the characteristics, personality traits, and viewpoints associated with cities and urban areas. People who can be described as having urbanity are also referred to as citified . The word is related to the Latin urbanitas with… …

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  • 2 Urbanity — Ur*ban i*ty, n. [L. urbanitas; cf. F. urbanit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being urbane; civility or courtesy of manners; politeness; refinement. [1913 Webster] The marquis did the honors of his house with the urbanity of his… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 urbanity — index courtesy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 urbanity — 1530s, from Fr. urbanité (14c.) or directly from L. urbanitas, from urbanus (see URBAN (Cf. urban)) …

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  • 5 urbanity — ► NOUN 1) an urbane quality or manner. 2) urban life …

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  • 6 urbanity — [ʉr ban′ə tē] n. pl. urbanities 1. the quality of being urbane 2. [pl.] civilities, courtesies, or amenities …

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  • 7 urbanity — noun /əːˈbæn.ɪ.ti,ɝˈbæn.ə.ti/ a) Behaviour that is polished, refined, courteous. The vaunted courtesy of the old school, the smooth urbanity that prevailed in former days b) What is characteristically urban in an area; urbanness …

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  • 8 urbanity — /err ban i tee/, n., pl. urbanities. 1. the quality of being urbane; refined courtesy or politeness; suavity: He was the last word in urbanity. 2. urbanities, civilities or amenities. 3. the quality or state of being urban. [1525 35; < L… …

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  • 9 urbanity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being urbane 2. plural urbane acts or conduct …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 urbanity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Courtesy] Syn. civility, refinement, polish; see courtesy 1 . 2. [Civilities, in plural ] Syn. amenities, decorum, courtesies; see culture 3 , sophistication . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Refined, effortless beauty of… …

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  • 11 urbanity — ur·ban·i·ty || Éœr bænÉ™tɪ /ɜː b n. politeness; quality of being elegant and refined …

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  • 12 urbanity — noun 1》 an urbane quality. 2》 urban life …

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  • 13 urbanity — n. Politeness, civility, courtesy, complaisance, amenity, suavity, good breeding, good manners …

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  • 14 urbanity — n 1. polish, finesse, suavity, debonairness, chivalry, gallantry, graciousness, charm; refinement, culture, gentility, gentlemanliness, courtliness; elegance, grace, Sl. class, style, smartness; sophistication, cosmopolitanism, worldliness. 2.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 urbanity — ur·ban·i·ty …

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  • 16 urbanity — See: urbane …

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  • 17 urbanity — ur•ban•i•ty [[t]ɜrˈbæn ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties the quality of being urbane; refined courtesy or politeness; suavity • Etymology: 1525–35; < L …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 urbanity — /ɜˈbænəti/ (say er banuhtee) noun (plural urbanities) 1. the quality of being urbane; refined or elegant courtesy or politeness; suavity. 2. (plural) civilities; courtesies. {Latin urbānitas} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 19 urbanity — n. 1 an urbane quality; refinement of manner. 2 urban life. Etymology: F urbaniteacute or L urbanitas (as URBAN) …

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  • 20 Europan — ist die größte europäische Wohn und Städtebauwettbewerbs Initiative für junge Architekten und führt im zwei Jahres Rhythmus den gleichnamigen Architektur und Städtebauwettbewerb zu aktuellen Themen mit Schwerpunkt auf Wohnungsbau durch.… …

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