Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or showing good manners. See Synonyms at polite.
  • adv. With good manners; politely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. polite, having good manners

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Showing good manners; civil; respectful; complaisant.
  • adv. With good manners.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • + -ly.] Showing good manners; well-behaved; civil; respectful; complaisant; not rude or vulgar.
  • Synonyms Courteous, polite, gentlemanly.
  • With good manners or civility; respectfully; without rudeness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. socially correct in behavior

Etymologies

manner + -ly (Wiktionary)

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