One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an aristocratic family’
noble, titled, upper-class, blue-blooded, high-born, well born, patrician, elite
grand, distinguished, respectable
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, silver-spoon
informal posh, upper crust, upmarket, top drawer
archaic gentle, of gentle birth
2‘he had a stately, aristocratic manner’
well bred, dignified, courtly
refined, polished, elegant, stylish
decorous, gracious, fine, polite, well mannered, civil, courteous, chivalrous, gallant, gentlemanly, ladylike, urbane, suave, debonair
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