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ur·ban·i·ty

 (ûr-băn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ur·ban·i·ties
1. Refinement and elegance of manner; polished courtesy.
2. urbanities Courtesies; civilities.

urbanity

(ɜːˈbænɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality of being urbane
2. (usually plural) civilities or courtesies

ur•ban•i•ty

(ɜrˈbæn ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
the quality of being urbane; refined courtesy or politeness; suavity.
[1525–35; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urbanity - polished courtesyurbanity - polished courtesy; elegance of manner
good manners, courtesy - a courteous manner
2.urbanity - the quality or character of life in a city or town; "there is an important difference between rusticity and urbanity"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
gaucherie, rusticity - the quality of being rustic or gauche

urbanity

noun sophistication, culture, polish, charm, grace, courtesy, elegance, refinement, civility, worldliness, suavity, mannerliness He had all the charm and urbanity of the trained diplomat.

urbanity

noun
Refined, effortless beauty of manner, form, and style:
Translations

urbanity

[ɜːˈbænɪtɪ] Nurbanidad f, cortesía f

urbanity

n (of person, manner)weltmännische Art, Gewandtheit f, → Urbanität f (geh); (= civility)Höflichkeit f; (of manner, words)Verbindlichkeit f
References in classic literature ?
Woodhouse, who being, according to his custom on such occasions, making the circle of his guests, and paying his particular compliments to the ladies, was ending with herand with all his mildest urbanity, said,
He would be wanting in wits, senora countess," said the duke, "who did not perceive your worth by your person, for at a glance it may be seen it deserves all the cream of courtesy and flower of polite usage;" and raising her up by the hand he led her to a seat beside the duchess, who likewise received her with great urbanity.
Nevertheless, whether the passengers were really touched by the urbanity of Planchet or whether this time nobody was posted on the young man's road, our two travelers arrived at Chantilly without any accident, and alighted at the tavern of Great St.
He treated the grim warriors with his usual urbanity.
Their advances were received with great urbanity, but in most instances with that unembarrassed manner that is fatal to hope.
Nioche loved conversation, and even in his decay his urbanity had not grown rusty.
That thick man," he said in a tone of perfect urbanity, "is as fine as a needle.
Now I wonder who you are," he said, aloud, with all his old lazy urbanity.
Jarndyce, that that gentleman may have done me the honour so far to misapprehend my character as to induce you to believe that you would not have been received by my local establishment in Lincolnshire with that urbanity, that courtesy, which its members are instructed to show to all ladies and gentlemen who present themselves at that house.
Giovanelli's urbanity was apparently imperturbable.
The last thing he heard, just before the end of the summer session, was that Griffiths, urbanity had given way at length under the exasperation of the constant persecution.
Ca se voit," William returned, with superficial urbanity.