Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or showing good manners. synonym: polite.
  • adverb With good manners; politely.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • + -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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Showing good manners; civil; respectful; complaisant.
  • adverb With good manners.

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

  • adjective polite, having good manners

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

  • adjective socially correct in behavior

Etymologies

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manner + -ly

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