Definition of mannered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmanərd/


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
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  • 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.
affected, pretentious, unnatural, artificial, contrived, stilted, stiff, forced, put-on, theatrical, precious, stagy, camp
informal pseudo

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Syllabification: man·nered

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