Breeding vs Gentility - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between breeding and gentility

is that breeding is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs while gentility is (uncountable) the state of being elegant, genteel, having good breeding, or being socially superior.

As an adjective breeding

is of, relating to or used for breeding.

As a verb breeding

is .

breeding

Noun

(-)
  • The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
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  • The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  • The act of copulation in animals.
  • The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  • Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  • Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding .
  • (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, relating to or used for breeding.
  • Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Derived terms

    * breeding ground

    Verb

    (head)
  • Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

    Anagrams

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    gentility

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The state of being elegant, genteel, having good breeding, or being socially superior.
  • The upper classes, the gentry.