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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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English manerly. See manner1, -ly
Related forms
mannerliness, noun
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Examples for mannerly
  • From her gentle father, she learned to be mannerly and generous.
  • The birds are spooky and don't hold well for bird dogs accustomed to more mannerly quail.
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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