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mannered

[man-erd] /ˈmæn ərd/
adjective
1.
having manners as specified (usually used in combination):
ill-mannered people.
2.
having distinctive mannerisms; affected:
a mannered walk.
Origin of mannered
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English manered. See manner1, -ed3
Related forms
nonmannered, adjective
overmannered, adjective
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  • De Caylus also calls Watteau "mannered," but admits that he was endowed with charm, and so on, and so on.

    Watteau C. Lewis Hind
  • You forget the mannered pose of the hands and arms, to admire their curves and dimples.

    Greuze Alys Eyre Macklin
  • Marine pieces are among Fielding's best works, but even these are mannered.

    English Painters Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
  • The school is now decadent; its productions feeble and mannered.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • We can regard him now more justly, as one who in slender work sought for elegance, and fell into a mannered prettiness.

  • His works were very successful, though in the mannered taste of his time.

  • He called it 'mannered modern slang' and came back again to the extraordinary difference between my speech and my grandmother's.

    The Awkward Age Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for mannered

mannered

/ˈmænəd/
adjective
1.
having idiosyncrasies or mannerisms; affected: mannered gestures
2.
of or having mannerisms of style, as in art or literature
3.
(in combination) having manners as specified: ill-mannered
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Word Origin and History for mannered
adj.

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

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