Ur*ban"i*ty (?), n. [L. urbanitas; cf. F. urbanit'e.]


The quality or state of being urbane; civility or courtesy of manners; politeness; refinement.

The marquis did the honors of his house with the urbanity of his country. W. Irving.


Polite wit; facetiousness.



Raillery in the sauce of civil entertainment; and without some such tincture of urbanity, good humor falters. L'Estrange.

Syn. -- Politeness; suavity; affability; courtesy.


© Webster 1913.

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