[ man-erd ]
/ ˈmæn ərd /


having manners as specified (usually used in combination): ill-mannered people.
having distinctive mannerisms; affected: a mannered walk.

Nearby words

  1. mannar,
  2. manned,
  3. mannequin,
  4. manner,
  5. manner of articulation,
  6. mannerheim,
  7. mannerheim line,
  8. mannerism,
  9. mannerist,
  10. mannerless

Origin of mannered

First recorded in 1350–1400, mannered is from the Middle English word manered. See manner1, -ed3

Related formsnon·man·nered, adjectiveo·ver·man·nered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mannered


/ (ˈmænəd) /


having idiosyncrasies or mannerisms; affectedmannered gestures
of or having mannerisms of style, as in art or literature
(in combination) having manners as specifiedill-mannered
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Word Origin and History for mannered



mid-15c., "having manners" of one kind or another, from manner. Later, especially, "well-mannered." Cf. mannerable "well-mannered" (late 15c.).

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