mannerly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

manner + -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mannerly (comparative more mannerly, superlative most mannerly)

  1. polite, having good manners
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
      Lucetta, as thou lov'st me, let me have / What thou think'st meet, and is most mannerly.
    • 1861, Charlotte Yonge, The Young Step-Mother
      ...but Genevieve's laugh roused her again, partly because she thought it less mannerly than accorded with the girl's usual politeness.

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