Definitions of gentleman

  1.   A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman.
  2.   A man, irrespective of condition; - used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc.
  3.   A man of gentle or good birth: in England, one who without a title wears a coat of arms; every man above the rank of yeoman, including the nobility; one above the trading classes; an officer of the royal household: in the broadest sense, a man of refined manners and good behavior:- in pl. a word of address:- pl. GENTLEMEN:- fem. GENTLEWOMAN.
  4.   A man of good birth; every man above the rank of yeoman, comprehending noblemen; a man who, without a title, bears a coat of arms, or whose ancestors have been freemen; a man of good breeding and politeness, as distinguished from the vulgar and clownish; a man in a position of life above a tradesman or a mechanic; a term of complaisance. Gentleman- commoner, the highest class of commoner at Oxford University.
  6.   The servant of a man of rank.
  7.   a man of refinement
  8.   a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; " Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
  9.   One who is entitled to bear a coat of arms; a well- bred and honorable man.
  10.   A well- bred and honorable man.
  11.   In a general sense, every educated person above a labourer, an artisan, or a tradesman; an individual possessed of the conduct, character, habits, and outward appearance which belong, or are expected to belong, to persons born and educated in a high social position; a man in any station of life who is possessed of good breeding and refined manners, strict integrity and honour, kindness of heart, and suchlike qualities; in a limited sense, a person of fortune and good family, whether titled or not; one who bears a coat of arms: a term of complaisance or respect, as in the plural- gentlemen, when addressing a number of persons.
  12.   One who bears arms, but has no title.
  13.   A man of good lineage; man of courtesy and honor.
  14.   One of gentle or refined manners; a well- bred man.
  15.   A man of gentle extraction.

Antonyms for gentleman

churl, heel, dog, crumb, cretin, skunk, bounder, scumbag, fellah, blighter, dirtbag, cottar, louse, slob, varmint, cur, proletarian, beast, peon, buzzard, reptile, chuff, creep, hound, bleeder, snake, toad, lout, so-and-so, scum, rat fink, fink, bugger, stinker, cad, pleb, toiler, jerk, scuzzball, commoner, peasant, plebeian, rotter, sleazebag, vermin, sleazeball, clown, rat, Stinkard, boor, sleaze, swine, crud, joker, schmuck.

Quotes of gentleman

  1. The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman – Sydney Biddle Barrows
  2. With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. – Otto von Bismarck
  3. The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business. – Raymond Chandler
  4. A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. – Frederick Douglass
  5. A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine. – John Gay
  6. I formally proposed. I'm a good Southern gentleman – Vince Gill
  7. No gentleman can be without three copies of a book: one for show, one for use, and one for borrowers. – Richard Heber
  8. The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  9. When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy. – Taryn Manning
  10. It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. – John Henry Newman
  11. How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is! – James Payn
  12. I'm very much a gentleman in what I do. – Little Richard
  13. The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  14. I like to be bought flowers and taken out for dinner. I like a man to be a gentleman I don't like to be treated as if I am brainless. I like to be respected and to give respect. – Sharon Stone
  15. I hold that gentleman to be the best -dressed whose dress no one observes. – Anthony Trollope

Usage examples for gentleman

  1. What could the poor gentleman do? ” – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  2. They were brought, she went on eagerly, by a very nice gentleman – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  3. “ " This gentleman she began. ” – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  4. “ I saw the other gentleman this morning, sir. ” – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  5. Perhaps I ought to tell you that we of the police are quite sure that the gentleman about whom you are anxious left this hotel- if indeed he was ever in it. ” – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  6. “ I could not make him understand that the gentleman was neither the one or the other, though very dear to me. ” – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  7. He seems a very nice old gentleman – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  8. “ I have sometimes thought she meant Bridyeen to marry a gentleman – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  9. As it is, I am a poor gentleman with very little money. ” – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  10. Yes; the man was a gentleman there was no doubt of that. ” – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. “ Is he what you would call a gentleman – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  12. “ " Specially with a young gentleman ma'am. ” – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  13. “ To a gentleman if you know what that is. ” – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  14. And I used to wonder sometimes what had become of him- he was a gentleman you know. ” – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  15. That gentleman is myself! ” – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  16. It might happen to any man, let alone gentleman don't take on so. ” – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  17. He is a gentleman that's all. ” – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  18. “ Seem'd he a Gentleman – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  19. The same gentleman is at our place to- night, my lady. ” – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  20. You are pronouncedly a gentleman – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009