What does the word urbane mean?

Usage examples for urbane

  1. Among the many contradictions which really almost seem purposely arranged to entrap the unwary in this strangely under- side- up country, is the fact that while the ennobled and those of high official rank are courteous in their attitude and urbane- frequently even to the extent of refusing money from those whom they have obliged, no matter how privately pressed upon them- the low- caste and slavish are not only deficient in obsequiousness, but are permitted to retort openly to those who address them with fitting dignity. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  2. " That," said the urbane Italian, " explains, but does not excuse your conduct." – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
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