mannered

adjective
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

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Our call keeps dropping, and the impeccably mannered Mireya keeps apologizing. Dennis Leupold; Fashion Editor: Miguel Enamorado, Harper's BAZAAR, "Crazy Rich Angelenos," 15 Aug. 2019 Renaissance Theaterworks stages Jen Silverman's dark comedy about the changes that ensue when a mild-mannered fiftysomething divorced woman takes in a boarder. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Hamilton' and 23 other shows to see during Milwaukee's 2019 performing arts season," 15 Aug. 2019 Damon plays an mild-mannered engineer working for Ford; Bale plays the prickly race car driver manning his car. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The 32 Most Anticipated Movies of Fall 2019," 7 Aug. 2019 In the case of The Boys, the cracks come in the form of two people: mild-mannered tech salesperson Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) and Starlight, aka Annie January (Erin Moriarty), the newest member of Vought’s premiere superhero squad, The Seven. Shana O'neil, The Verge, "The Boys is a bloody manic mayhem dream show," 24 July 2019 My cub was like a character out of Crazy Rich Asians: six foot four, attractive, impeccably mannered, and from a very, very wealthy family in Asia. Fashion Editor: Joanna Hillman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Candace Bushnell on Sex and the Much, Much Younger Man," 6 Aug. 2019 Written and directed by Riley Stearns, the movie stars Eisenberg as Casey Davies, a mild-mannered accountant and amateur Francophile who is shunned by most of his co-workers and has no friends besides his pet dachshund. Justin Chang, Twin Cities, "‘The Art of Self-Defense’ takes violent comic aim at toxic masculinity," 19 July 2019 Written and directed by Riley Stearns, the movie stars Eisenberg as Casey Davies, a mild-mannered accountant and amateur Francophile who is shunned by most of his co-workers and has no friends besides his pet dachshund. Justin Chang, Detroit Free Press, "‘Art of Self-Defense’ takes comic aim at masculinity," 18 July 2019 Written and directed by Riley Stearns, the movie stars Eisenberg as Casey Davies, a mild-mannered accountant and amateur Francophile who is shunned by most of his co-workers and has no friends besides his pet dachshund. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Review: ‘The Art of Self-Defense’ takes violent comic aim at toxic masculinity," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of mannered

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mannered

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mannered

: behaving in a certain way
disapproving : formal in a way that is intended to impress other people

mannered

adjective
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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