Share this entry

mannerly Line breaks: man|ner¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈmanəli/

Definition of mannerly in English:

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

1
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.

Words that rhyme with mannerly

panoply • Connolly

Definition of mannerly in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
adjective
not harmful or offensive