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1 manners plural personal conduct or behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting
  • the young man's impeccable manners are an unmistakable sign of a good upbringing

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2 a distinctive way of putting ideas into words
  • the former doctor writes his novels very much in the manner of someone who is used to observing the smallest details

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3 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
  • fish and all manner of sea life on view at the aquarium

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4 the means or procedure for doing something
  • you happened to reach the correct answer, but the manner by which you solved the problem was all wrong

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bearing, deportment, demeanor, mien, manner, carriage mean the outward manifestation of personality or attitude. bearing is the most general of these words but now usually implies characteristic posture. a woman of regal bearing deportment suggests actions or behavior as formed by breeding or training. your deportment was atrocious demeanor suggests one's attitude toward others as expressed in outward behavior. the haughty demeanor of the headwaiter mien is a literary term referring both to bearing and demeanor. a mien of supreme self-satisfaction manner implies characteristic or customary way of moving and gesturing and addressing others. the imperious manner of a man used to giving orders carriage applies chiefly to habitual posture in standing or walking. the kind of carriage learned at boarding school

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The first known use of manner was in the 12th century

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“Manner.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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