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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Socially correct in behavior.

Usage examples (35)
  • But Lily was a "mannerly" member of good society, if her circle was small, and she was not to be taken back by any compliment
  • M. O'BRIEN: Peter Post, a man with mannerly genes.
  • You can be informal, but you can still be mannerly.
  • “And it be right mannerly of thee to be so prompt.” for more
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