Chang does speak with absolute conviction, but also with measured, genteel grace.
In contrast Harriet's family represents the fading genteel elegance of the old South.
The estate, once genteel but now a sprawling mass of dilapidated bedsits and flats, had a bad drug problem.
Joséphine's upper lip wrinkles with almost genteel scorn when asked about her circumstances.
Let us not mince words, culling is a genteel word for killing, in fact for sheer bloody carnage, such as you propose.
By day, as a student living with his genteel hosts, he cultivates the persona of a bookish young man given to headaches and dizzy spells.
She is, of course, far too graceful, genteel to be so vulgar as to do so.
Compared to mediums like oil or acrylic, watercolor has a vaguely genteel air.
Determined to live up to her new role as genteel landowner, the pop icon is opposing plans to allow ramblers to access her estate.
Such was the genteel corporate culture of the time that employees were encouraged to take a rest after lunch.