Definition of mannerly in English:

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mannerly

Pronunciation: /ˈmanəli/

adjective

Well-mannered; polite: he is always genteel and mannerly in private
More example sentences
  • A more self-assured, unfailingly polite and mannerly man never existed.
  • Trying to approach this gentle and mannerly retired professor about what seems to be going wrong, Miller encounters the deep stubbornness at the core of his being.
  • These fine young gentleman were well-behaved and very mannerly.

Derivatives

mannerliness

Pronunciation: /ˈmanəlɪnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • It has concentrated on good morals and mannerliness in conduct.
  • On the contrary, eating too little implies a lack of mannerliness, which may vex the host.
  • And this, to my mind, is his distinctive failing as a writer: that he has exalted charm and mannerliness above all else.

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