gentlemanly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gentleman +‎ -ly.

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gentlemanly (comparative more gentlemanly, superlative most gentlemanly)

  1. Of, being, pertaining to, or resembling a gentleman or gentlemen.
    • 2010, Catherine Rampell, “In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That”, in The New York Times, 2010 June 22, page A1:
      Some schools bump up everyone’s grades, some just allow for more As and others all but eliminate the once-gentlemanly C.

Adverb[edit]

gentlemanly (comparative more gentlemanly, superlative most gentlemanly)

  1. In the manner or with the behavior of a gentleman; with social grace, politely.
    • 1938, Charles A. Johnson, A Narrative History of Wise County, Virginia (page 165)
      He went gentlemanly dressed in East Virginia style, wore a high-top silk hat, as had lawyer Park, and sported a gold headed walking cane.

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