Gentlemanly
Gentlemanlike Gen"tle*man*like`, Gentlemanly Gen"tle*man*ly, a. Of, pertaining to, resembling, or becoming, a gentleman; befitting a man of good breeding; well-behaved; courteous; polite; as, gentlemanly behavior. [1913 Webster]

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  • gentlemanly — index civil (polite) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gentlemanly — (adj.) mid 15c., from GENTLEMAN (Cf. gentleman) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gentlemanly — [jent′ l mənlē] adj. [ME] of, characteristic of, or fit for a gentleman; well mannered: also gentlemanlike gentlemanliness n …   English World dictionary

  • gentlemanly — [[t]ʤe̱nt(ə)lmənli[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe a man s behaviour as gentlemanly, you approve of him because he has good manners. He was respected by all who knew him for his kind and gentlemanly consideration. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • gentlemanly — 1. adjective Of, being, pertaining to, or resembling a gentleman or gentlemen. Some schools bump up everyone’s grades, some just allow for more As and others all but eliminate the once gentlemanly C. 2. adverb In the manner or with the behavior… …   Wiktionary

  • gentlemanly — gen|tle|man|ly [ˈdʒentlmənli] adj a man who is gentlemanly speaks and behaves politely, and treats other people with respect …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gentlemanly — gen|tle|man|ly [ dʒentlmənli ] adjective a gentlemanly man behaves in a polite way and considers other people s feelings …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gentlemanly — adjective a man who is gentlemanly is polite, honourable, and always careful to consider other people s feelings …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gentlemanly — adjective gentlemanly manners came naturally to him Syn: chivalrous, gallant, honorable, noble, courteous, civil, mannerly, polite, gracious, considerate, thoughtful; well bred, cultivated, cultured, refined, suave, urbane Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gentlemanly — UK [ˈdʒent(ə)lmənlɪ] / US adjective a gentlemanly man behaves in a polite way and considers other people s feelings …   English dictionary

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