What is another word for well-bred?

Pronunciation: [wˈɛlbɹˈɛd] (IPA)

The term well-bred describes a person or animal that has been raised with proper manners, social graces and etiquette. There are several synonyms for the term well-bred including refined, cultured, polished, sophisticated, aristocratic, gracious, elegant, and dignified. These synonyms are often used to describe individuals from high society or those who possess a certain level of sophistication. A well-bred person or animal typically has excellent manners and is well-behaved, making them highly respected and admired in social circles. Whatever the synonym used, well-bred individuals exude an air of grace and refinement that sets them apart from others.

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What are the hypernyms for Well-bred?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for well-bred?

The antonyms for "well-bred" include words like uncultured, uncivilized, uneducated, and barbaric. These words suggest the opposite of the genteel sophistication and refinement associated with being well-bred. They imply a lack of manners, education, and polish that is considered essential in polite society. An individual who is not well-bred may exhibit rough or boorish behavior, lack social graces, or be considered crude or unsophisticated. The antonyms for well-bred are used to describe individuals who lack the attributes of refinement and good breeding, which are highly valued in many cultures.

What are the antonyms for Well-bred?

Famous quotes with Well-bred

  • Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
    Henri Frederic Amiel
  • No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
  • Men often speak of virtue without using the word but saying instead "the quality of life" or "the great society" or "ethical" or even "square." But do we know what virtue is? Socrates arrived at the conclusion that it is the greatest good for a human being to make everyday speeches about virtue-apparently without ever finding a completely satisfactory definition of it. However, if we seek the most elaborate and least ambiguous answer to this truly vital question, we shall turn to Aristotle's . There we read among other things that there is a virtue of the first order called magnanimity—the habit of claiming high honors for oneself with the understanding that one is worthy of them. We also read there that sense of shame is not a virtue: sense of shame is becoming for the young who, due to their immaturity, cannot help making mistakes, but not for mature and well-bred men who simply always do the right and proper thing. Wonderful as all this is-we have received a very different message from a very different quarter.
  • A moral, sensible, and well-bred man Will not affront me, and no other can.
    William Cowper
  • Reading what they never wrote, Just fifteen minutes, huddle up their work, And with a well-bred whisper close the scene.
    William Cowper

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