mannerly

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adjective man·ner·ly \ ˈma-nər-lē \

Definition of mannerly

:showing good manners

mannerliness

noun

mannerly

adverb

Examples of mannerly in a Sentence

  1. When he was a child, he was quiet and mannerly.

  2. a mannerly child is welcome everywhere

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First Known Use of mannerly

circa 1529


MANNERLY Defined for English Language Learners

mannerly

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adjective

Definition of mannerly for English Language Learners

  • : behaving politely while with other people : showing good manners


MANNERLY Defined for Kids

mannerly

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adjective man·ner·ly \ ˈma-nər-lē \

Definition of mannerly for Students

:showing good manners


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