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
Promises he accounts but a kind of mannerly words, and in the expectation of your manners not to exact them: if you do, he wonders at your ill breeding, that cannot distinguish betwixt what is spoken and what is meant.
But Lily was a "mannerly" member of good society, if her circle was small, and she was not to be taken back by any compliment
But Lily was a "mannerly" member of good society, if her circle was small, and she was not to be taken aback by any compliment a man should pay her.
UB's policy, with its Victorian-era requirement of "mannerly" conduct and expression at all times, instead requires students to walk on eggshells around one another to avoid being guilty of
She said that he carried himself well, behaved mannerly, and cried several times while the “details” of the allegations were diclosed in the trial.
MIÉVILLE concludes his article in a lenient, mannerly way: There are plenty of other reasons to be grateful to Tolkien, of course -- and reasonable reasons to be ticked off at him, too: critique, after all has its place.
By not allowing Anthony Mascheck undisturbed sharing of his point of view as a former military man, the group demonstrated their disinterest in engaging in a mannerly debate and exposed their true desire to provoke and instigate.
I know nothing of his first decade, but many things revealed themselves over time: Rufus was unfailingly sweet-natured and mannerly, he loved deep snow and long hikes, and he was practically worshipful of children.
The aristocracy might be selfish and sometimes cruel, but it's also witty, cultivated, mannerly and effortlessly elegant and self-assured.
You couldn't ask for anybody more mannerly or more considerate.