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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1.A man who treats females like they're special in a traditional chivalrous manner.He does things he wouldn't normally do for other males.Females abuse gentlemen and use him to inflate their egos/show entitlement to male subservience.

2.A word some women use to chastise men who aren't conforming to their patriarchal idea of how men should act.
Bob goes on a date with Kelly.Bob decides to pick up the cheque although he only had a salad while Kelly had an expensive ribeye steak.After the date,Kelly says "thanks for the meal" in a flat unenthusiastic tone.

What do you mean you won't give me the last seat on the bus?Act like a gentleman!
by Bobclark December 31, 2013
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2. a man who is everything a girl would want while maintaining dignity.
I'm a motherfather gentleman.

He's such a gentleman.
by Kwang.A / TornPaper April 18, 2013
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A true BAMF among men. one who will take an arrow to the knee but continue adventuring. someone who opens doors and saves maidens from dragons.
Dovakiin is such a gentleman
by Alduin December 30, 2011
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A Man who has strong values and live by them. A Gentleman has a strong sense of Honor therefor Justice. A good education (not only scholarly) is necessary to be a Gentleman.
"I will never phisicaly hurt a women even if she attacks me! Because I am a Gentleman"
by Laurits F. December 28, 2009
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A man which possesses style and class.
A very sharp dresser - wears a suit, or dress pants and blazer, shirt, mens shoes, and tie or bowtie.
A gentleman is chivalrous in nature and is always well behaved.

A Gentleman knows how to treat a lady with respect. (In the rare occasion he finds one)
Well groomed, with combed hair and a clean shave - 5 o'clock shadows are acceptable after a long day, but a shave is mandatory first thing in the morning.

The Gentleman is falsely believed to be extinct.
More accurately though, they have been driven off by feminists and loud promiscuous women, in the search for women whom possess the style and class to match them.
The few that remain among the general population are more commonly referred to as "Nice Guys".
They're usually disguised as common riff-raff, wearing jeans, sneakers, t-shirts; with facial hair and unruly haircuts, constantly failing to attract or please the opposite sex.
Their self-conduct and interactions with others, usually give them away though.
Very few gentlemen dare dress the part publicly, and conduct themselves accordingly.
This is partly to a rise in fake gentlemen, who knows the dresscode, but have no manners at all and WILL disrespect women.
These fakes are usually rather easy to spot, if you know what to look for.
The before mentioned jeans, sneakers, untucked shirts, and facial hair, in combination with any of the usual Gentleman identifiers, are dead givaway.
"What happened to the Gentleman in todays society? Good men are so hard to find."
by The Real Gentleman December 10, 2014
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Here is what I find interesting about this word. It's meaning keeps changing over time, effectively downgrading the expectations of a gentleman to reflect societies changing expectations (lowering expectations).

The first use and meaning of "gentleman" is number 1 below, which is completely obsolete and out of use for about 200 years.

Numbers 2 through 4 are still in use with older generations today, but are foreign concepts to young people under 30 IMO.

People under 30 today don't (IMO) even know what a gentleman is, but the word still exists and the Andrew Dice Clay joke about it reflects a funny, and possibly realistic new standard of what a young gentleman is today. It's sad, but also funny too. May as well enjoy the laughs where we can.

1) A man who is gentry, nobility (but not royalty), upperclass.

2) A civilized, educated, sensitive, well-mannered man AND he has high social standing. That's a high standard. Probably the standard back in the days of my great grandparents and before.

3) Since lowered to mean any of the qualities of number 2, but no longer requires all of them.

4) A man of good behavior who is considerate of others. This is the definition my grandmother taught me.

5) A modern "gentleman" today is (as the trend continues) held to a lower, ever more modest standard than before.

I'll give a couple examples of a modern day young "gentleman".
Examples of number 5 type modern "gentleman":

Andrew Dice Clay joked that a modern day gentleman is a man who takes the dishes out of the sink before he pees in it.

My girlfriend and I joke that a gentleman always applies lube before fucking his GF in her ass (with or without her consent), and before he accidentally chocks her aka rodeos her.

I'm a mix of old school and modern gentleman. I'm to kind to slap a woman's face or breasts. The idea of such a thing apalls me because it could injure her, and hitting those areas is off limits, even for fun. However, I do love slapping her ass good and hard (with my hand). If she screams and cries a little, that's a great aphrodisiac, but no woman ever got injured from a hand slap on the bottom.

The expectations of gentleman today are so low that I can be a modern day gentleman and an old school jerk simultaneously.

This is all a reflection of society's values in decline, IMO. Such that women my own age think (and tell me) I'm slightly a jerk, while younger women think (and tell me) I'm sweet (i.e. - a gentleman). I treat women exactly the same, regardless of their age. At least until the young women start acting appreciative of my "gentlemanly" ways. At that point I probably do treat them better because they treat me better.

From the point of view of young women, I can see their point. Compared to the typical young male brutes today, I am relatively a gentleman. Even though by old school standards, I'm a bit of a jerk.

The word "gentleman" is in decline along with the rest of society's values. Try to see the irony and humor in things because that makes life easier.
by CBthree July 26, 2009
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