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gentlemanly

[jen-tl-muh n-lee] /ˈdʒɛn tl mən li/
adjective
1.
like, befitting, or characteristic of a gentleman.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see gentleman, -ly
Related forms
gentlemanliness, noun
pseudogentlemanly, adverb
quasi-gentlemanly, adverb
ungentlemanly, adjective
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  • Having worked tirelessly to achieve a position of gentlemanly respectability, neither a divorce nor an open affair was an option.
  • While often folksy and gentlemanly, his frequently tense on-air bearing was cast as a turnoff by some television critics.
  • Questions about the referee's calls should be made to the referee in a gentlemanly fashion.
  • Games were low-scoring affairs, fouls done more gentlemanly.
  • Well and perhaps war was more gentlemanly then, too.
Word Origin and History for gentlemanly
adj.

mid-15c., from gentleman + -ly (1).

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