Examples of mannerly in a Sentence
When he was a child, he was quiet and mannerly.
a mannerly child is welcome everywhere
Recent Examples of mannerly from the Web
Despite such graciousness, Elia, 79, stands as a reminder that baseball life on the North Side of Chicago was not always so sweet or mannerly.
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First Known Use of mannerly
Synonymscivil, courteous, genteel, gracious, polite, well-bred
Antonymsdiscourteous, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, mannerless, rude, thoughtless, uncivil, ungenteel, ungracious, unmannered, unmannerly
Related Wordsattentive, careful, considerate, nice, solicitous, thoughtful; chivalrous, civilized, courtly, gallant, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, ladylike; ceremonial, ceremonious, red-carpet; couth, formal, smooth, suave, unctuous, urbane; elegant, refined; deferential, dutiful, respectful, submissive, yielding; acceptable, appropriate, becoming, befitting, comme il faut, correct, decent, decorous, fit, fitting, good, meet, proper, respectable, right, seemly, suitable; affable, cordial, friendly, genial, hospitable, pleasant, sociable; felicitous, graceful; demure, humble, meek, modest, unassertive
Near Antonymsheedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless; audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassy, disrespectful, impertinent, impudent, insolent, lippy, saucy, shameless; boorish, churlish, clodhopping, clownish, loutish, uncouth, vulgar; casual, informal, unceremonious; improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, uncalled-for, unrespectable, unseemly; arrogant, conceited, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious
MANNERLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mannerly for English Language Learners
: behaving politely while with other people : showing good manners
MANNERLY Defined for Kids
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