mannered

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From Middle English manered; equivalent to manner +‎ -ed.

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mannered (comparative more mannered, superlative most mannered)

  1. (often in combination) Having manners or (often excessive) mannerisms.
    His upbringing had led him to act in an overly mannered way.
    • 2000, Richard W. Kaeuper, Violence in Medieval Society (page 34)
      I doubt in general whether highly mannered societies are necessarily more peaceful societies as assumed by Norbert Elias. Romeo and Juliet lived in a highly mannered, highly violent society; []

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