[ jen-tl-muhn-lee ]
/ ˈdʒɛn tl mən li /
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like, befitting, or characteristic of a gentleman.
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Origin of gentlemanly
OTHER WORDS FROM gentlemanlygen·tle·man·li·ness, nounpseu·do·gen·tle·man·ly, adverbqua·si-gen·tle·man·ly, adverbun·gen·tle·man·ly, adjective
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How to use gentlemanly in a sentence
Such respect has nothing to do with your faith;—it is a question of social politeness and gentlemanliness.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2|Elizabeth Bisland
On our front, and on the fronts of other divisions, the Germans had behaved throughout the winter with a passable gentlemanliness.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
Despite his proletarian exterior his assured manner breathed an air of gentlemanliness.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
You could master all snobbery, could make the university a place of real American democracy and gentlemanliness.The Seven-Branched Candlestick|Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
It occurred to her, with ominous sinkings of the heart, that she had relied mistakenly upon Dalhousie's gentlemanliness.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison