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[man-erd] /ˈmæn ərd/
having manners as specified (usually used in combination):
ill-mannered people.
having distinctive mannerisms; affected:
a mannered walk.
Origin of mannered
First recorded in 1350-1400, mannered is from the Middle English word manered. See manner1, -ed3
Related forms
nonmannered, adjective
overmannered, adjective Unabridged
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  • De Caylus also calls Watteau "mannered," but admits that he was endowed with charm, and so on, and so on.

    Watteau C. Lewis Hind
  • You forget the mannered pose of the hands and arms, to admire their curves and dimples.

    Greuze Alys Eyre Macklin
  • Marine pieces are among Fielding's best works, but even these are mannered.

    English Painters Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
  • The school is now decadent; its productions feeble and mannered.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • We can regard him now more justly, as one who in slender work sought for elegance, and fell into a mannered prettiness.

  • His works were very successful, though in the mannered taste of his time.

  • He called it 'mannered modern slang' and came back again to the extraordinary difference between my speech and my grandmother's.

    The Awkward Age Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for mannered


having idiosyncrasies or mannerisms; affected: mannered gestures
of or having mannerisms of style, as in art or literature
(in combination) having manners as specified: ill-mannered
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Word Origin and History for mannered

mid-15c., "having manners" of one kind or another, from manner. Later, especially, "well-mannered." Cf. mannerable "well-mannered" (late 15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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