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mannerly

[man-er-lee] /ˈmæn ər li/
adjective
1.
having or showing good manners; courteous; polite.
adverb
2.
with good manners; courteously; politely.
Origin of mannerly
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English manerly. See manner1, -ly
Related forms
mannerliness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mannerly

mannerly

/ˈmænəlɪ/
adjective
1.
well-mannered; polite; courteous
adverb
2.
(rare) with good manners; politely; courteously
Derived Forms
mannerliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mannerly
adj.

"well-mannered, seemly, modest," late 14c., from manner (n.) + -ly (1). As an adverb, "in accord with custom; becomingly" (mid-14c.); later "in accord with good manners" (c.1400). Related: Mannerliness.

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