[ jen-tl-muhn-lee ]
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  1. like, befitting, or characteristic of a gentleman.

Origin of gentlemanly

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at gentleman, -ly

Other words from gentlemanly

  • gen·tle·man·li·ness, noun
  • pseu·do·gen·tle·man·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-gen·tle·man·ly, adverb
  • un·gen·tle·man·ly, adjective

Words Nearby gentlemanly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use gentlemanly in a sentence

  • Darry Drew was one of those quiet, gentlemanly fellows, who seem rather too sober for their years.

  • To the barrister's surprise, a well-dressed and really rather gentlemanly man entered.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It was the rule to be courteous, affable, gentlemanly, for all this was in harmony with the severity of art.

  • The position they chose to assume in combating this “fine old gentlemanly vice” is a singular feature in its history.