[jen-tl-muh n-lee]


like, befitting, or characteristic of a gentleman.

Origin of gentlemanly

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at gentleman, -ly
Related formsgen·tle·man·li·ness, nounpseu·do·gen·tle·man·ly, adverbqua·si-gen·tle·man·ly, adverbun·gen·tle·man·ly, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for gentlemanly

mid-15c., from gentleman + -ly (1).

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