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mannerly

adjective man·ner·ly \ˈma-nər-lē\

: behaving politely while with other people : showing good manners

Full Definition of MANNERLY

:  showing good manners
man·ner·li·ness noun
mannerly adverb

Examples of MANNERLY

  1. When he was a child, he was quiet and mannerly.
  2. <a mannerly child is welcome everywhere>

First Known Use of MANNERLY

circa 1529

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