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[wel-man-erd] /ˈwɛlˈmæn ərd/
polite; courteous.
Origin of well-mannered
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Court participants should be polite and well-mannered.
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  • well-mannered guests do not leave before the cake is served.
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  • She asked why the owner of a well-mannered dog be expected to pay for insurance.
British Dictionary definitions for well-mannered


adjective (well mannered when postpositive)
having good manners; courteous; polite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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