Well-mannered; polite: he is always genteel and mannerly in private
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- 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.
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- 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.
Definition of mannerly in:
- The US English dictionary