noun, plural gen·tle·men.
Examples from the Web for gentlemanlike
His appearance was engaging, his manners gentle if not gentlemanlike, and he had a temper never disturbed.Endymion|Benjamin Disraeli
The groom took the hint, and is always considered one of the most gentlemanlike fellows in the county.Ernest Maltravers, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Ladies and gentlemen are not amusing; the more ladylike or gentlemanlike they are, the more insipid I find them.Kenelm Chillingly, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He is a charming boy, most gentlemanlike, and has that peculiar childlike simplicity which belongs to none but Italians.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton|Mrs. Russell Barrington
I really thought you were poor—as poor as a young man of gentlemanlike habits could be, and yet exist.Phantom Fortune, A Novel|M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for gentlemanlike
noun plural -men
Word Origin and History for gentlemanlike
The Gentleman is always truthful and sincere; will not agree for the sake of complaisance or out of weakness ; will not pass over that of which he disapproves. He has a clear soul, and a fearless, straightforward tongue. On the other hand he is not blunt and rude. His truth is courteous; his courtesy, truthful; never a humbug, yet, where he truthfully can, he prefers to say pleasant things. [J.R. Vernon, "Contemporary Review," 1869]
Related: Gentlemen. Gentleman's agreement is first attested 1929. Gentleman farmer recorded from 1749.