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urbanity

[ur-ban-i-tee] /ɜrˈbæn ɪ ti/
noun, plural urbanities.
1.
the quality of being urbane; refined courtesy or politeness; suavity:
He was the last word in urbanity.
2.
urbanities, civilities or amenities.
3.
the quality or state of being urban.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin urbānitās. See urbane, -ity
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Examples for urbanity
  • In political life, he kept his ambition well buried under layers of diffidence and urbanity.
  • The general development density in the first phase of construction provided an air of urbanity amidst the semi-rural setting.
  • The chief was remarkable for his integrity and trustworthiness, and the uniformity of his urbanity and good habits.
British Dictionary definitions for urbanity

urbanity

/ɜːˈbænɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality of being urbane
2.
(usually pl) civilities or courtesies
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Word Origin and History for urbanity
n.

1530s, from French urbanité (14c.) or directly from Latin urbanitas, from urbanus (see urban).

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