mannered
adjective Date: 14th century 1. having manners of a specified kind <
well-mannered
>
2. a. having or displaying a particular manner b. having an artificial or stilted character <
passages…so mannered as to be unintelligible — R. G. G. Price
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mannered — man|nered [ˈmænəd US ərd] adj 1.) well mannered/bad mannered etc polite, impolite etc in the way you behave in social situations ▪ He is the most well mannered, well behaved boy I know. 2.) behaviour, speech, or writing that is mannered is not… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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