/man"euhr lee/, adj.
1. having or showing good manners; courteous; polite.
2. with good manners; courteously; politely.
[1325-75; ME manerly. See MANNER1, -LY]

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  • mannerly — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ well mannered; polite …   English terms dictionary

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