To a Frenchman whose name even now is unknown to most of Earth, who gave a mannered, non-vocal performance.
“Rails” and “lacerate,” two other words swiftly elected for pillory, were classic Tejpal, overblown, mannered, theatrical.
I think she writes too much about herself, not enough about actual policy, and is too mannered.
De Caylus also calls Watteau "mannered," but admits that he was endowed with charm, and so on, and so on.
You forget the mannered pose of the hands and arms, to admire their curves and dimples.
Marine pieces are among Fielding's best works, but even these are mannered.
The school is now decadent; its productions feeble and mannered.
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.