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mannerly

[ man-er-lee ]
/ ˈmæn ər li /
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adjective

having or showing good manners; courteous; polite.

adverb

with good manners; courteously; politely.

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Origin of mannerly

First recorded in 1325–75, mannerly is from the Middle English word manerly.See manner1, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM mannerly

man·ner·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mannerly

mannerly
/ (ˈmænəlɪ) /

adjective

well-mannered; polite; courteous

adverb

rare with good manners; politely; courteously

Derived forms of mannerly

mannerliness, noun
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