gentlemanly

adjective
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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Other Words from gentlemanly

gentlemanliness noun

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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, BostonGlobe.com, "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 But thanks to host Carson Daly's jokes, Blake's gentlemanly ways, Jennifer's style, Kelly's tears, and even Adam's unique outfits there were plenty of hilarious moments to be had throughout the season. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chevel Shepherd Wins 'The Voice' Season 15," 19 Dec. 2018 Image Jean Ratelle last played for the Rangers in 1975, but his smooth-skating style and gentlemanly demeanor have never been far from the consciousness of the team’s fans. New York Times, "Rangers Greats Reunite to Honor Jean Ratelle," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gentlemanly

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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