gen·​tle·​man·​ly | \ ˈjen-tᵊl-mən-lē How to pronounce gentlemanly (audio) , ˈje-nᵊl-\

Definition of gentlemanly

: characteristic of or having the character of a gentleman

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gentlemanliness noun

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But true to his gentlemanly nature, Brad is excited for his fellow singers. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Here’s What Brad Paisley Really Thinks About Not Hosting the CMA Awards," 24 Aug. 2019 While many of his teammates were rough-and-tumble players, Carlson appears to have been one of the squad’s more gentlemanly linemen. Will Larkin,, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 83, Zuck Carlson," 15 June 2019 Most of these people probably weren’t much impressed by the lack of panache of Ford, Carter, and the Bushes either, but that was only monotonous, not acoustically jangling, as many intelligent and gentlemanly people find this president. Conrad Black, National Review, "The Trump Steamroller," 16 July 2019 The stage version even boasts the movie’s star Sasson Gabay, who plays Tewfiq — the disciplined leader of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra — with an air of gentlemanly diplomacy. Nelson Pressley, Washington Post, "‘The Band’s Visit’ settles in at the Kennedy Center," 11 July 2019 Florida center Aleksander Barkov won his first Lady Byng Trophy as the player best combining sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability, while Nashville’s Wayne Simmonds won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. Greg Beacham, The Denver Post, "Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards," 20 June 2019 Florida center Aleksander Barkov won his first Lady Byng Trophy as the player best combining sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability. Greg Beacham,, "Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov wins the Hart Trophy," 19 June 2019 Of course the musketeers and d’Artagnan, who dreams of becoming one of them, also have their share of gentlemanly and stouthearted qualities, but Dumas is more interested in using their shortcomings to propel his plot. Tobias Grey, WSJ, "Alexandre Dumas’s Brotherly Love," 16 Mar. 2018 In 2019, big cities are making a comeback–and Nashville is the happy medium between the gentlemanly ease of the south and the bustle of the east coast. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of gentlemanly

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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