One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the matter was dealt with in a very efficient manner’
way, fashion, mode, means, method, system, style, approach, technique, procedure, process, methodology, modus operandi, form, routine, practice
2‘she had a rather unfriendly manner’
demeanour, air, aspect, attitude, appearance, look, bearing, cast, deportment, behaviour, conduct
3manners‘the life and manners of Victorian society’
customs, habits, ways, practices, conventions, usages
4manners‘it's bad manners to stare’
social behaviour, behaviour, conduct, way of behaving, form, social habit
5manners‘you ought to teach him some manners’
correct behaviour, etiquette, social graces, good form, protocol, politeness, decorum, propriety, gentility, civility, formalities, niceties, Ps and Qs, breeding
informal the done thing
rudeness, bad behaviour
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