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Well-mannered; polite:‘he is always genteel and mannerly in private’
well mannered, civil, courteous, respectful, deferential, well behaved, well bred, gentlemanly, ladylike, chivalrous, gallant, genteel, cultivated, gracious, urbane, well brought upView synonyms
- ‘They committed themselves to elaborate codes of behavior that included respect for women and a certain mannerly decorum.’
- ‘Her mother had told her it was the mannerly way to do it.’
- ‘A more self-assured, unfailingly polite and mannerly man never existed.’
- ‘He was mannerly to her but only because he would suffer ramifications from his father if he were not.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘If we remember to praise him for thinking, we help him to be a mannerly dog on his own and not just a robot.’
- ‘He seemed so mannerly at first, that you wouldn't believe the words coming out of his mouth just moments later.’
- ‘Calm, mannerly, fond of bowties, Whitworth was a workaholic.’
- ‘These fine young gentleman were well-behaved and very mannerly.’
- ‘Eating fast may not be mannerly, but it's essential.’
- ‘I only knew their names because I heard Aunt Caren tell them to be mannerly.’
- ‘Cripple Creek's women were a definite part of the camp as they coped with dreary existences and provided their men with good homes and hard-working, mannerly children.’
- ‘He is perfectly mannerly, but has the air of a man who expects, and receives, deference.’
- ‘We believe that every family deserves to have a mannerly pet, a dog that doesn't jump up, pull on the leash or embarrass them out in public.’
- ‘He found the pupils to be very friendly, mannerly and confident young people.’
- ‘She was very jittery, far more jittery than Lydie had ever seen the mannerly, dignified Anne Holden.’
- ‘‘Most bankers are smart and mannerly, and they don't come in and hit you over the head,’ the executive observes.’
- ‘It's a mean competition, too - one that can turn sensible, mannerly, child-loving parents and educators into hard, calculating, and paranoid operators.’
- ‘British Virgin Islanders place great importance on mannerly behavior.’
- ‘It's also good to finally meet a guardian as mannerly as you are.’
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