American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Polite; courteous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having good manners; polite; well-bred; complaisant.
- adj. Having good manners; polite, courteous, and socially correct; conforming to standards of good behaviour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Polite; well-bred; complaisant; courteous.
- adj. socially correct in behavior
- adj. of good upbringing
“Big-eyed, friendly and notably well-mannered, Amukamara has been a presence in the Giants locker room from the moment he arrived.”
“In September, CBS will premiere "How to Be a Gentleman" about a preppy, well-mannered magazine columnist.”
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“He offered the example of his own children: middle-class, well-mannered teenagers who, like their parents, are pretty laissez-faire about their Catholicism; neither has any Protestant friends.”
“This ancient society is known for the stability given it by the Nile, a well-mannered and orderly river, and by a pharaonic culture where the rulers were deities.”
“Investors are unworried about future swings partly because exchange-rates have been relatively well-mannered in the recent past.”
“On television this sort of thing is enormously effective in demoralizing the innocent and well-mannered who, acting in good faith, do not lie or make personal insults, Buckley has made many honorable men look dishonest fools by his demagoguery, and by the time they recover from his first assault and are ready to retaliate, the program is over.”
“And of course, you were too well-mannered to tell me, you darling polite woman.”
“It does not think in the way we were brought up to think – well-mannered, congenial …”
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