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URBANITY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does urbanity mean? 

URBANITY (noun)
  The noun URBANITY has 2 senses:

1. polished courtesy; elegance of manner
2. the quality or character of life in a city or town

  Familiarity information: URBANITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


URBANITY (noun)


Sense 1urbanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Polished courtesy; elegance of manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("urbanity" is a kind of...):

courtesy; good manners (a courteous manner)


Sense 2urbanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality or character of life in a city or town

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

there is an important difference between rusticity and urbanity

Hypernyms ("urbanity" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Antonym:

rusticity (the quality of being rustic or gauche)


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