2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Urbanity \Ur*ban"i*ty\, noun [L. urbanitas; cf. F. urbanit['e].]

1. The quality or state of being urbane; civility or courtesy of manners; politeness; refinement.

The marquis did the honors of his house with the urbanity of his country. --W. Irving.

2. Polite wit; facetiousness. [Obs.] --Dryden.

Raillery in the sauce of civil entertainment; and without some such tincture of urbanity, good humor falters. --L'Estrange.

Syn: Politeness; suavity; affability; courtesy.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: polished courtesy; elegance of manner

2: the quality or character of life in a city or town; "there is an important difference between rusticity and urbanity" [ant: {gaucherie}, {rusticity}]

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