gentlemanlike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gentleman +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

gentlemanlike (comparative more gentlemanlike, superlative most gentlemanlike)

  1. Like a gentleman; courteous.
    • 1905, William Clark Russell, The Yarn of Old Harbour Town, page 208:
      He bowed to me, he madamed me, he was throughout as gentlemanlike and respectful as I had ever found him when we met at Old Harbour House or in Old Harbour Town.