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[man-erd] /ˈmæn ərd/
having manners as specified (usually used in combination):
ill-mannered people.
having distinctive mannerisms; affected:
a mannered walk.
Origin of mannered
1350-1400; Middle English manered. See manner1, -ed3
Related forms
nonmannered, adjective
overmannered, adjective Unabridged
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  • They are as well mannered and as well dressed as their fairer comrades and their voices are no less agreeable and effective.
  • At outside social events, he was sweet and mild mannered and had no memory of his nasty outbursts.
  • In the blogosphere, entrenched partisans regularly snipe at each other with ill-mannered fury.
  • But ragged-tooth sharks are by no means so mild mannered in all situations.
  • But this year could set new lows for jumpy, ill-mannered partisan ferocity.
  • AS long as its wings are level, an airplane is well mannered and slow to anger.
  • Follow-up work confirmed the molecule's mild-mannered nature.
  • He was extremely well-mannered, thorough, and efficient.
  • Even when he is spotted, people usually don't get too worked up over a mild-mannered guy who makes jokes about fax machines.
  • Jennings had a nervous habit of eating paper and a mannered way of sucking on sugar cubes.
British Dictionary definitions for mannered


having idiosyncrasies or mannerisms; affected: mannered gestures
of or having mannerisms of style, as in art or literature
(in combination) having manners as specified: ill-mannered
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Word Origin and History for mannered

mid-15c., "having manners" of one kind or another, from manner. Later, especially, "well-mannered." Cf. mannerable "well-mannered" (late 15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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