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

Examples of gentlemanly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s played for pride and bragging rights, and consequently the usual decorum that golfers adhere to during a typical, gentlemanly tour event often gives way to demonstrative fist-pumping, bear hugs, and loud cheering. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 2021 Among the era’s most gentlemanly players, Stanfield never totaled more than 22 penalty minutes in a season and accrued a mere 8 PIMs in his 106 playoff games. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2021 Without veering into pastiche, guest rooms retain an European Art Deco air of gentlemanly sophistication with soft leathers, bronze accents, and a palette of creams and browns. Nicole Trilivas, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Crowe believed in student-athletes, fair play and gentlemanly behavior. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 Florida’s Aleksander Barkov won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward, and Carolina defenseman Jaccob Slavin won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct. John Wawrow, ajc, 30 June 2021 Florida's Aleksander Barkov won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward, and Carolina defenseman Jaccob Slavin won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct. John Wawrow, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 The award is given annually to the player voted best to combine sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 For all the talk of Mr. Biden as the embodiment of gentlemanly politics, Democrats have no intention of playing by the rules. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of gentlemanly

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gentlemanly was in the 15th century

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2 Oct 2021

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“Gentlemanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentlemanly. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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