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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English manerly, equivalent to manner +‎ -ly.

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mannerly (comparative more mannerly, superlative most mannerly)

  1. Polite, having good manners.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
      Lucetta, as thou lov'st me, let me have / What thou think'st meet, and is most mannerly.
    • 1861, Charlotte Yonge, The Young Step-Mother
      ...but Genevieve's laugh roused her again, partly because she thought it less mannerly than accorded with the girl's usual politeness.

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mannerly (comparative more mannerly, superlative most mannerly)

  1. Politely; with good manners.