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.
Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.
Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.
A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils. Margaret Cavendish