Definition of well mannered in US English:

well mannered


  • Having or showing good manners; polite.

    ‘they were well mannered and eager to please’
    • ‘These refugees are well-mannered, respectful and, even in donated clothes, carry themselves with pride.’
    • ‘It is a very polite and well-mannered affair, very British, very orderly.’
    • ‘I am glad that I have well-mannered, kind, respectful kids, who do know when others are invading their territories.’
    • ‘He's polite, well-mannered and hardly ever swears.’
    • ‘He was an exceptionally well-mannered and polite lad and a very talented cricketer.’
    polite, courteous, well behaved, civil, gentlemanly, ladylike, genteel, decorous, respectful, refined, polished, civilized, cultivated, gracious, chivalrous, urbane, well bred, well brought up
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