Definition of mannered in English:

mannered

Syllabification: man·nered
Pronunciation: /ˈmanərd
 
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adjective

  • 1 [in combination] Behaving in a specified way: pleasant-mannered
  • 2(Of a writer, artist, or artistic style) marked by idiosyncratic mannerisms; artificial, stilted, and overelaborate in delivery: inane dialogue and mannered acting
    More example sentences
    • The result is a mannered, literary prose rooted firmly in the Gothic and decadent traditions.
    • He had few later commissions of importance, and as his style became increasingly mannered even fewer were accepted on completion.
    • In the late 1930s he became a friend of Gruber and developed a rather mannered figure style influenced by him and by Picasso.
    Synonyms
    affected, pretentious, unnatural, artificial, contrived, stilted, stiff, forced, put-on, theatrical, precious, stagy, camp
    informal pseudo

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