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See also: wellbred


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well-bred (comparative better-bred or more well-bred, superlative best-bred or most well-bred)

  1. (of animals) Of good breed.
  2. (by extension) Well-mannered and refined because of a good upbringing and education.
    • 1986, Marc Polonsky, Russell Taylor, USSR, From an Original Idea by Karl Marx, Faber and Faber, →ISBN:
      Ideally you should relax—though well-bred English people do no feel entirely at ease in a room full of naked strangers beating one another.


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