Definition of gentlemanly in US English:

gentlemanly

adjective

  • (of a man) befitting a gentleman; chivalrous, courteous, or honorable.

    ‘a paragon of gentlemanly conduct’
    • ‘Then I saw how the ladies came alive at his gentlemanly attentions, how flattered they were by them.’
    • ‘A very quiet individual, his gentlemanly manner endeared him to all who made his acquaintance.’
    • ‘From the novels she appears to be the sort of woman who appreciates gentlemanly behaviour, but then she also seems to like cads.’
    • ‘Sachin has been a great role model with his gentlemanly behaviour, despite his huge stature in the cricketing world.’
    • ‘He advised us almost constantly what was going on, and we were struck by his gentlemanly, courteous, informed, and considerate approach.’
    • ‘Other ballads generally portray him as a victim and romantic hero, and embody the legends of his gentlemanly conduct and chivalrous deeds.’
    • ‘He acted honourably and, in the gentlemanly world of golf, with the intention of abiding by the rules.’
    • ‘This is largely due to the extraordinarily considerate, polite, and gentlemanly treatment which we receive from the officers in command.’
    • ‘He kissed my hand at the end of the evening - in a very courtly and gentlemanly way, not like a smarmy guy making a move.’
    • ‘‘He was gentlemanly, courteous, formal, perhaps a little obsessive,’ said a colleague.’
    • ‘Geek guys seem like wholesome, responsible, potential breadwinners who will be polite, courteous and gentlemanly with someone's daughter on a date.’
    • ‘He actually hadn't given any direct indication that he was being anything other than chivalrous and gentlemanly.’
    • ‘This award goes to the player who displays gentlemanly conduct.’
    • ‘This can be thought of as the gentlemanly, or civilized, approach to warfare.’
    • ‘Ever since I was a wee lad of five, it's been imprinted on my brain to be chivalrous and gentlemanly.’
    • ‘And despite the gentlemanly behaviour, he wasn't bad company.’
    • ‘We have found him to be a gentlemanly, courteous, and fair person to deal with.’
    • ‘He was very highly thought of in this position and all who worked with Willie were high in praise of his gentlemanly behaviour towards staff and officials alike.’
    • ‘The veteran German actor imbues the character of Schultz with a quiet appeal and pathos that is evident in Schultz's tiny smiles and gentlemanly mannerisms.’
    • ‘Not just because England won it but the gentlemanly manner in which our players conducted themselves made me proud to be English.’
    chivalrous, gallant, honourable, noble, courtly, courteous, civil, respectful, polite, well mannered, well bred, well behaved, attentive, gracious
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Pronunciation

gentlemanly

/ˈjen(t)lmənlē//ˈdʒɛn(t)lmənli/