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gentlemanly

Syllabification: gen·tle·man·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈjen(t)lmənlē
 
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Definition of gentlemanly in English:

adjective

(Of a man) befitting a gentleman; chivalrous, courteous, or honorable: a paragon of gentlemanly conduct
More example sentences
  • Other ballads generally portray him as a victim and romantic hero, and embody the legends of his gentlemanly conduct and chivalrous deeds.
  • Geek guys seem like wholesome, responsible, potential breadwinners who will be polite, courteous and gentlemanly with someone's daughter on a date.
  • He advised us almost constantly what was going on, and we were struck by his gentlemanly, courteous, informed, and considerate approach.
Synonyms
chivalrous, gallant, honorable, noble, courteous, civil, mannerly, polite, gracious, considerate, thoughtful;
well bred, cultivated, cultured, refined, suave, urbane

Derivatives

gentlemanliness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • He was a man who has been acknowledged already for his gentlemanliness, his courtesy, and his wisdom.
  • We heard over and over about Peck's impeccable gentlemanliness and old-school liberal decency, Hepburn's aristocratic east coast classiness, and Bob Hope's patriotism.
  • Only the garish turquoise silk tie and the glint in his pale blue eyes detract from this picture of geriatric gentlemanliness.

Words that rhyme with gentlemanly

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