Definition of gentlemanly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnt(ə)lmənli/


1Chivalrous, courteous, or honourable: his gentlemanly behaviour
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  • 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.
considerate, thoughtful, obliging, accommodating;
dated mannerly
archaic gentle
1.1Befitting a gentleman: a gentlemanly profession
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  • Skimpole expects a living from the world without actually earning it, either in the gentlemanly professions or in trade.
  • It was a gentlemanly and dignified spectacle such as the game has seldom seen - not only that, it took real bravery as the risks to themselves and their families are very real.
  • I contemplated forgoing the gloating and simply waving to the Beemer boys in a gentlemanly, dignified manner.



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  • 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.

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