Urbanity

Ur*ban"i*ty

(?), n. [L. urbanitas; cf. F. urbanit.]
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1. The quality or state of being urbane; civility or courtesy of manners; politeness; refinement.
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The marquis did the honors of his house with the urbanity of his country.
W. Irving.
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2. Polite wit; facetiousness. [Obs.] Dryden.
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Raillery in the sauce of civil entertainment; and without some such tincture of urbanity, good humor falters.
L'Estrange.
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Syn. -- Politeness; suavity; affability; courtesy.
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