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I've learned one very interesting thing about money...it doesn't buy class.

I have no idea what the word "class" means in this quotation.

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closed as general reference by RegDwigнt Jun 23 '12 at 14:48

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"Admirable behavior; elegance" (Wiktionary), "a quality that makes something or someone seem special and attractive; a quality that makes someone seem very good, kind, etc." (Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary). Cf. also: classy. –  RegDwigнt Jun 23 '12 at 14:20

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Class, here, refers to admirable quality; elegance.

  • Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real class.

  • She showed a lot of class by donating her prize money to charity.

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"Class" here means elegance of style and manner

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