- having or showing good manners; courteous; polite.
- with good manners; courteously; politely.
Origin of mannerly
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Examples from the Web for mannerly
Mr. Havill had lapsed into a mannerly silence that was only sullenness disguised.A Laodicean
Aunt Lindie had sharp ears and young folks had to be mannerly in her house.Blue Ridge Country
Although trustful and friendly, they were reserved and mannerly.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland
Enos A. Mills
Otherwise I would remind you that it is not mannerly to eat and run.Sisters
Grace May North
The nabob, who was mannerly, went to speak to the aunts and find them seats.
- well-mannered; polite; courteous
- rare with good manners; politely; courteously
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Word Origin and History for mannerly
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