man·​nered | \ ˈma-nərd How to pronounce mannered (audio) \

Definition of mannered

1 : having manners of a specified kind well-mannered
2a : having or displaying a particular manner
b : having an artificial or stilted character passages … so mannered as to be unintelligible— R. G. G. Price

Examples of mannered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s when a wave of genuine concern washed over Naylor, who is typically mild-mannered, gentle and soft-spoken. Joe Noga, cleveland, 30 June 2022 Federer, though generally well-mannered, cannot say the same. New York Times, 28 Jan. 2022 But instead of being winningly well-mannered, Alli finds more humor than most by playing up his insensitivity. David Benedict, Variety, 1 June 2022 For the women's heat, the ladies are a lot more well-mannered than the guys were. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 12 May 2022 The character would feel mannered if Mortensen’s work weren’t so incredibly tender. David Sims, The Atlantic, 2 June 2022 First, there is Andre, the quiet, well-mannered kid with good grades. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 15 May 2022 Where Edwina is impeccably sweet and well-mannered, Kate has a polished toughness, all the better to guide and protect her younger sister. Naveen Kumar, Town & Country, 1 Apr. 2022 Ordinarily, adenovirus infections are relatively mild-mannered, and the link to liver failure in these children is still uncertain. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mannered

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mannered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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man·​nered | \ ˈma-nərd How to pronounce mannered (audio) \

Kids Definition of mannered

: having manners of a specified kind mild-mannered


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