Definition of genteelly in English:

genteelly

adverb

See genteel

  • ‘There's a certain humor in Wilson constructing a life for himself that genteelly avoids every topic that fills his own book with interest.’
  • ‘Every afternoon from 4 to 5, we found ourselves on the inn's porch with a dozen or so other guests, genteelly sipping iced tea in our rocking chairs as the afternoon breeze cooled our new sunburns.’
  • ‘She started a little pile of items for my later perusal, which she genteelly labeled ‘miscellaneous.’’
  • ‘Sometimes I do wish I could be a bit more like her and manage to garden genteelly in tweeds and pearls rather than a baggy tee-shirt and joggers.’
  • ‘And as we stroll through the complex, she genteelly answers the reverent greetings of neighbors in one breath, then heaps scorn on the public housing authority in the next.’

Pronunciation

genteelly

/dʒɛnˈtiːlli/