What does the word mannerly mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Mannerliness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Politely.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Well behaved; polite.

Usage examples for mannerly

  1. How the girl had improved in these weeks, softened and refined and grown mannerly. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  2. She had now so innocent an air of being merely a sweet child that a kind of wonder possessed me, and I could not but look at her with a gaze perhaps too fixed to be mannerly. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  3. I must say it's mannerly to send a message the last minute like that! – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris