gen·​tle·​man·​ly | \ˈjen-tᵊl-mən-lē, ˈje-nᵊl-\

Definition of gentlemanly 

: characteristic of or having the character of a gentleman

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gentlemanliness noun

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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?, "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,, "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,, "Mickelson made dumb decision, but USGA's U.S. Open setup is a joke," 16 June 2018 There was nothing gentlemanly about what transpired. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "It's time for Phil Mickelson to grow up," 16 June 2018 The sport that combines elements of football, soccer, and lacrosse – and manages to mix hard-nosed physicality with a gentlemanly code of honor – has taken root at St. Augustine Prep. Phil Anastasia,, "Rugby: A hard-hitting, fast-growing sport at St. Augustine Prep," 26 May 2018 In his authentic, in-the-moment turn, Stewart transitions from gentlemanly reserve to protective rage — a subtly harrowing transformation. F. Kathleen Foley,, "In Atwater, a dark secret at the center of 'Forever Bound'," 25 May 2018 And Braugher was unforgettable as the super-particular, formal, gentlemanly Raymond Holt, the Nine-Nine’s gay captain. Matthew Gilbert,, "Fans don’t want to say goodbye to their TV friends on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of gentlemanly

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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