social graces

The collective skills for dealing with people and society.

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  • Social graces — are skills used to interact politely in social situations. They include manners, etiquette, deportment and fashion. Traditionally, these skills were taught primarily to young women at a finishing school or charm school. The popularity of social… …   Wikipedia

  • social graces — index conduct, decorum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • social — so|cial1 [ souʃl ] adjective *** 1. ) relating to activities that involve being with other people, especially activities that you do for pleasure: a social activity/engagement/get together social contact: The worst thing about working at home is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • social — I UK [ˈsəʊʃ(ə)l] / US [ˈsoʊʃ(ə)l] adjective *** 1) a) relating to society and to people s lives in general They try to address social problems such as unemployment and poor health. social justice: The interests of big companies are rarely… …   English dictionary

  • social — 1 adjective 1 SOCIETY concerning human society and its organization, or the quality of people s lives: Various social issues, such as unemployment and education, were discussed. | social trends | demands for social change 2 RANK related to the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • social — so|cial1 W1S2 [ˈsəuʃəl US ˈsou ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(society)¦ 2¦(rank)¦ 3¦(meeting people)¦ 4 5¦(animals)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: socialis, from socius someone you spend time with ] 1.) ¦(SOCIETY)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • social grace — Synonyms and related words: affability, amenities, amiability, civilities, civility, clubbability, clubbishness, clubbism, comity, communicativeness, companionability, compatibility, congeniality, convention, courtesy, courtliness, decencies,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • social grace — noun a) A skill for dealing with people and society. His lack of mastery of the social graces made it obvious he was not raised in fine society. b) The ability to fit into polite society and behave properly and with etiquette. His lack of social… …   Wiktionary

  • Midwinter Graces — Studio album by Tori Amos Released November 10, 2009 …   Wikipedia

  • Good graces — Grace Grace (gr[=a]s), n. [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice, cha ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. {Grateful}, {Gratis}.] 1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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