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  • urbanity — noun /əːˈbæn.ɪ.ti,ɝˈbæn.ə.ti/ a) Behaviour that is polished, refined, courteous. The vaunted courtesy of the old school, the smooth urbanity that prevailed in former days b) What is characteristically urban in an area; urbanness …   Wiktionary

  • urbanity — /err ban i tee/, n., pl. 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. [1525 35; < L… …   Universalium

  • urbanity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being urbane 2. plural urbane acts or conduct …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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