(a.) Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address.
(a.) Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.
(a.) Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.
(n.) A small, slender European hawk (Falco alaudarius), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called windhover and stannel. The name is also applied to other allied species.