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Definition of "mannerly" [man•ner•ly]

  • Having or showing good manners. See Synonyms at polite. (adjective)
  • With good manners; politely. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mannerly" in a sentence
  • "Promises he accounts but a kind of mannerly words, and in the expectation of your manners not to exact them: if you do, he wonders at your ill breeding, that cannot distinguish betwixt what is spoken and what is meant."
  • "But Lily was a "mannerly" member of good society, if her circle was small, and she was not to be taken back by any compliment"
  • "But Lily was a "mannerly" member of good society, if her circle was small, and she was not to be taken aback by any compliment a man should pay her."