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Definition of "mannered" []

  • Having manners of a specific kind: ill-mannered children. (adjective)
  • Having or showing a certain manner: a mild-mannered supervisor. (adjective)
  • Artificial or affected: mannered speech. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or exhibiting mannerisms. (adjective)

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 "mannered" in a sentence
  • "... and I suddenly realized that calling a singer "mannered" is just a way of concealing a certain laziness of opinion."
  • "He was well mannered, that is to say well learned and induced in the sacrifices and works of the temple, as it appeareth in the beginning, in the middle, and in the end."
  • ""My hunch is that the actor has drifted into a kind of mannered inwardness, either to suggest the otherworldly nature of Prospero or because he has simply become bored with the role […] But almost everything about this Tempest is disappointing.""