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The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe. - John Walter Wayland
He wouldn't do that to us, he's a Gentleman.
by maxomillian March 30, 2013
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Something very rare today. A man who is respectful and considerate of those around him. Acts politely. Treats women with respect. Open doors for them, pulls out chairs, and is classy. What more guys should be. Because regardless of what your testosterone driven buddies tell you, treating people with respect and being polite doesn't make you a "fag" or "wimp" or whatever. It makes you a good person and will really benefit you in life.
When we went out, he opened doors for me, offered me his coat, and brought me flowers. He was such a gentleman.

Tom: Hello sir, it's nice to meet you.
Man: Same to you.
Other person: Tom is nice young gentleman
by i speak truth August 25, 2006
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(n.) A man of calm demeanor, strong preserve, intellectual thinking, polite yet meaningful speak and a good upbringing. A fighter for the cause of right with words, not guns.
A true gentlemen is a respectable thing to be. A wannabe is a very bad thing to be, since you shall nto be liked.
by Gumba Gumba June 01, 2004
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A gentleman is a man who does not cower to outside forces, he is strong and true to his word. He does the right thing, even if the right thing does not seem the popular thing. His strength of character is apparent in his presence as he enters a room and exerts not arrogance, but confidence that is contagious to others. A true gentleman never lacks a friend, because a true gentleman is a friend. The word 'Gentle' in gentleman is not in the sense that he is soft, but that with his confidence and aura, others might feel comfortable in his presence.
A man is a boy who has come of age; a gentleman is a man who left that boy behind.
by siraction December 23, 2015
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A man who considers the feelings of the people around him and makes them as comfortable as he is able.
I aspire to be a gentleman.
by sdf January 24, 2005
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A polite, well-dressed, well-spoken, educated and scholarly man (Sorry ladies, but being a male is required.). He speaks with passion, and will only resort to violence when it is the final option. He fights with honor, and accepts victory or defeat graciously. A man that some will aspire to, and some will despise. Has a high sense of honor, and will not take an insult to it lightly.
The sharp-dressed man walked down the avenue cheerfully, moving out of people's ways, and helping them if they tripped. He appeared to be a proper gentleman
by Henry Hatsworth July 07, 2011
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A well-mannered and considerate man with high standards of proper behavior.
"Mr knightly opened the door for Emma to pass through first, so that she would not simply walk into it."
by brooke March 20, 2005
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