Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as gentlemanly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, resembling, or becoming, a gentleman; befitting a man of good breeding; well-behaved; courteous; polite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like a gentleman; courteous.

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

  • adjective befitting a man of good breeding

Etymologies

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gentleman +‎ -like

Examples

  • I imagine him to be old, for Mr Hood is the acting partner — he seems about 40, and with what we call a gentlemanlike carriage; he seems naturally good-naturd, and perhaps would have told me more particulars if I had found heart enuff to ask them.

    Letter 16

  • Had this happened to a French petit maitre, death must have ensued: but mark what followed — The Athenian, far from resenting the outrage, in what is now called a gentlemanlike manner, said, “Do, strike if you please; but hear me.”

    Travels through France and Italy

  • We are unable to conceive how the "gentlemanlike" can otherwise be maintained; and maintained in this way it is.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • I said that for the sake of those children and the one unborn, I should be loth to part from my husband; that I bore him no ill-will, but that unless he would undertake to be "gentlemanlike" in his conduct towards me, I must leave him.

    English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century

  • He won the gold medal awarded periodically “to the cadet who during his period of training exhibited the most gentlemanlike bearing and good influence among the cadets.”

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Of course, I knew that Mr. Vangenzen could be trusted to behave in a gentlemanlike manner, but learning that his feelings were firmly fixed upon another was a great comfort.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • I got a definite reply if not a very gentlemanlike one.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • Of course, I knew that Mr. Vangenzen could be trusted to behave in a gentlemanlike manner, but learning that his feelings were firmly fixed upon another was a great comfort.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Of course, I knew that Mr. Vangenzen could be trusted to behave in a gentlemanlike manner, but learning that his feelings were firmly fixed upon another was a great comfort.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • The Tar Man wiped his hand on his sleeve and shook his head in disappointment, then stood aside, gentlemanlike, allowing Gideon to stand up.

    THE TIME QUAKE

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