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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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 This is the gentlemanly heartthrob of everyone's dreams? refinery29.com, "Can We Finally Admit Drake Isn't The "Good Guy" We Thought He Was?," 29 June 2018 One light in the darkness is the later-life romance between June Carryl’s Frau Schneider and Matthew Henerson’s Herr Schultz, a gentlemanly Jewish grocer whose presence invariably turns her young and giddy again. Daryl H. Miller, latimes.com, "The world is ending, so come to the 'Cabaret'," 15 June 2018 What Mickelson did will be unforgivable to many who love the game for its strict adherence to rules and gentlemanly ethics. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Mickelson made dumb decision, but USGA's U.S. Open setup is a joke," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of gentlemanly

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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