[ wel-man-erd ]
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  1. polite; courteous.

Origin of well-mannered

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Words Nearby well-mannered

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How to use well-mannered in a sentence

  • They would starve on the skin of the Scotch men and are too well-mannered to attack that of the Scotch ladies.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
  • Nancy made good her promise, and Newport society threw wide its doors to the good-looking and well-mannered visitor.

  • De Gollyer, approaching at last the great question, assumed an air of concentrated firmness, tempered with well-mannered delicacy.

    Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
  • M. d'Ablaincourt was an egotist; but, at the same time, a well-bred, a well-mannered egotist.

  • She was a well-mannered, commonplace Frenchwoman, rather colourless and uninteresting.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna | Clara Louise Kellogg

British Dictionary definitions for well-mannered


adjective(well mannered when postpositive)
  1. having good manners; courteous; polite

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