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[wel-man-erd] /ˈwɛlˈmæn ərd/
polite; courteous.
Origin of well-mannered
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Where the inhabitants were not well-mannered, the hat was apt to be saluted with a shower of stones.

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  • All were well-mannered, hard-working, and pretty, and yet none has had a wooer.

  • Be as well-mannered and courteous at the theater and opera as you would in the most fastidious drawing-room.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • And if at times she found his prattle a bit tiresome, she was too well-mannered to say so.

    The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Arthur Scott Bailey
  • This, however, seems to be true, that a well-mannered man will not produce an ill-mannered newspaper.

    Ars Recte Vivende George William Curtis
  • But from that time on he was always polite and well-mannered.

  • They were full of life and fun, clean minded, clear thinking, well-mannered boys.

British Dictionary definitions for well-mannered


adjective (well mannered when postpositive)
having good manners; courteous; polite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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