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urbanity

[ ur-ban-i-tee ]
/ ɜrˈbæn ɪ ti /
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noun, plural ur·ban·i·ties.
the quality of being urbane; refined courtesy or politeness; suavity: He was the last word in urbanity.
urbanities, civilities or amenities.
the quality or state of being urban.
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Origin of urbanity

From the Latin word urbānitās, dating back to 1525–35. See urbane, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for urbanity

urbanity
/ (ɜːˈbænɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
the quality of being urbane
(usually plural) civilities or courtesies
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