Synonyms and Antonyms of manner

  1. 1 manners pl  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 Synonyms etiquette, form, mores, proprieties Related Words amenities, civilities, pleasantries; bearing, demeanor, deportment, mien; courtesy, decorum, mannerliness, politeness; formalities, protocol, rules; air, attitude, carriage, poise, polish, pose, posture, presence; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, way, wont; convention, fashion, mode, style

  2. 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 Synonyms fashion, locution, style, mode, phraseology, tone, veinRelated Words address, delivery, elocution; archaism, colloquialism, regionalism; acceptation, connotation, denotation, expression, idiom

  3. 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 Synonyms breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, sort, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, type, varietyRelated Words model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite

  4. 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 Synonyms approach, fashion, form, how, method, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, wayRelated Words mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice (also practise), process, routine; policy

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