[ man-er-lis ]
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  1. without good manners; ill-mannered; discourteous; impolite.

Origin of mannerless

First recorded in 1425–75, mannerless is from the late Middle English word manerles.See manner1, -less

Other words from mannerless

  • man·ner·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby mannerless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mannerless in a sentence

  • But the chances are that they were chiefly mannerless schoolboys who thus misbehaved.

  • Vane's position put him above possibility of affront by Wantage in even the most arrogant and mannerless of the latter's moods.

    The Imitator | Percival Pollard
  • However, the few Quakers in the throng took no offence, and I presently nudged my mannerless comrades into a snickering silence.

    Cardigan | Robert W. Chambers
  • One wonders what had been the result if some mannerless reformer had declined his assailant's invitation and drawn his sword.

    A Book of Scoundrels | Charles Whibley
  • Then Madame Garnier remarked, "The little girl is quite pretty, though so mannerless."

    Rough-Hewn | Dorothy Canfield

British Dictionary definitions for mannerless


/ (ˈmænəlɪs) /

  1. having bad manners; boorish

Derived forms of mannerless

  • mannerlessness, noun

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