Today: Germans on socialism, Russians on gentility, and gay men on the British royals.
Packaging these rebuffs with gentility and kindness may or may not succeed.
mid-14c., "gentle birth," from Old French gentilité (14c.) or directly from Latin gentilitatem (nominative gentilitas) "relationship in the same family or clan," from gentilis (see gentle). Meaning "state of being gentile" is from 1520s.