Origin of urbane
Synonyms for urbane
Examples from the Web for urbaneness
Historical Examples of urbaneness
And this has perhaps given to the eighteenth century an urbaneness from which its predecessor was largely free.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham
Harold J. Laski
Word Origin for urbane
1530s, "of or relating to cities or towns," from Middle French urbain (14c.), from Latin urbanus "belonging to a city," also "citified, elegant" (see urban). The meaning "having the manners of townspeople, courteous, refined" is first attested 1620s. Urbanity in this sense is recorded from 1530s. For sense connection, cf. human/humane.