noun, plural ur·ban·i·ties.
- urbi et orbi
Origin of urbanity
Examples from the Web for urbanity
For Shaftel this kind of licentious behavior amounts to “conspicuous consumption disguised as urbanity.”Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal|Tim Teeman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British-born, he had a level of self-possession that seemed virtually Bond-like in the urbanity vacuum of CBS prime time.
He was all urbanity and smiles, therefore, when the pirate captain obeyed his summons.The Pirate City|R.M. Ballantyne
Csar's lines on Terence are written with rather more spirit and taste; they breathe Roman urbanity.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Her urbanity was so marked that I thought it could only be a beautiful dream, and I rubbed my eyes before answering.The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rgen|Elizabeth von Arnim
Wilberforce owed much of his influence to the singular sweetness of his disposition and the urbanity of his manners.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.|Sir Leslie Stephen
Its kisses conceal a profound indifference, its urbanity a perpetual contempt.The Thirteen|Honore de Balzac
noun plural -ties
1530s, from French urbanité (14c.) or directly from Latin urbanitas, from urbanus (see urban).