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Genteel vs. Suave — What's the Difference?

Genteel vs. Suave — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Genteel and Suave

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Genteel

Characterized by exaggerated or affected politeness, refinement, or respectability
Her genteel upbringing
Jun 01, 2022

Suave

Suave is a brand name based in Chicago, Illinois, used by the Unilever company in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. Targeting discount stores, the brand represents more than 100 products including shampoo, lotions, soaps and deodorant.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Refined or polite, often in an affected way
"Who better to domesticate him than the most genteel woman in the world? What better to housebreak him than ... a delicate actress with beautiful diction for his wife?" (Philip Roth).
Jun 01, 2022

Suave

Courteous and elegant; gracious and sophisticated.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Typical or characteristic of the upper class
"His family background was somewhat less genteel than his Brahmin name and Harvard pedigree might suggest" (Scot French).
Jun 01, 2022
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Suave

Charming, confident and elegant.
A man with a suave demeanor
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Elegantly stylish or fashionable
Genteel manners and appearance.
Jun 01, 2022

Suave

Sweet talk.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Affectedly proper or refined; somewhat prudish refinement; excessively polite.
Jun 01, 2022

Suave

Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Polite and well-mannered.
Jun 01, 2022

Suave

Having a sophisticated charm;
A debonair gentleman
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Stylish or elegant.
Jun 01, 2022

Suave

Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;
He was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
The hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject
The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
Affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Aristocratic.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.
Jun 01, 2022

Genteel

Marked by refinement in taste and manners;
Cultivated speech
Cultured Bostonians
Cultured tastes
A genteel old lady
Polite society
Jun 01, 2022

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