from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Polite; courteous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Having good manners; polite; well-bred; complaisant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Polite; well-bred; complaisant; courteous.
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- adjective Having good
manners; polite, courteous, and socially correct; conformingto standardsof good behaviour.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective socially correct in behavior
- adjective of good upbringing
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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 …
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.
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.
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.
CBS 'How to Be a Gentleman' 'How to Be a Gentleman' CBS Andrew, a well-mannered magazine columnist, recruits an old high-school bully to teach him how to be a "real" man.
In September, CBS will premiere "How to Be a Gentleman" about a preppy, well-mannered magazine columnist.
Big-eyed, friendly and notably well-mannered, Amukamara has been a presence in the Giants locker room from the moment he arrived.
'How to Be a Gentleman' CBS Andrew, a well-mannered magazine columnist, recruits an old high-school bully to teach him how to be a "real" man.
Investors are unworried about future swings partly because exchange-rates have been relatively well-mannered in the recent past.