mannered

adjective man·nered \ ˈma-nərd \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of mannered

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

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First Known Use of mannered

14th century


MANNERED Defined for English Language Learners

mannered

adjective

Definition of mannered for English Language Learners

  • : behaving in a certain way

  • : formal in a way that is intended to impress other people


MANNERED Defined for Kids

mannered

adjective man·nered \ ˈma-nərd \

Definition of mannered for Students

: having manners of a specified kind
  • mild-mannered

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