well-mannered


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well-man·nered

(wĕl′măn′ərd)
adj.
Polite; courteous.

well-mannered

adj (well mannered when postpositive)
having good manners; courteous; polite

well′-man′nered



adj.
polite; courteous.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-mannered - of good upbringing
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
2.well-mannered - socially correct in behaviorwell-mannered - socially correct in behavior  
polite - showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

well-mannered

adjective polite, civil, mannerly, gentlemanly, gracious, respectful, courteous, genteel, well-bred, ladylike She is a well-mannered, polite child.

well-mannered

adjective
Characterized by good manners:
Translations

well-mannered

[ˌwelˈmænəd] ADJeducado, cortés

well-mannered

[ˌwɛlˈmænəd] adj (person) → beneducato/a; (remark) → cortese

well2

(wel) comparative better (ˈbetə) : superlative best (best) adjective
1. healthy. I don't feel very / at all well; She doesn't look very well; She's been ill but she's quite well now.
2. in a satisfactory state or condition. All is well now.
adverb
1. in a good, correct, successful, suitable etc way. He's done well to become a millionaire at thirty; She plays the piano well; Mother and baby are both doing well; How well did he do in the exam?
2. with good reason; with justice. You may well look ashamed – that was a cruel thing to do; You can't very well refuse to go.
3. with approval or praise. He speaks well of you.
4. used (with eg damn, ~jolly etc) for emphasis. You can jolly well do it yourself!
5. thoroughly. Examine the car well before you buy it.
6. to a great or considerable extent. He is well over fifty.
interjection
1. used to express surprise etc. Well! I'd never have believed it!
2. used when re-starting a conversation, starting an explanation etc. Do you remember John Watson? Well, he's become a teacher.
well-
1. in a good, satisfactory etc way etc, as in well-behaved.
2. very much, as in well-known.
ˌwell-beˈhaved adjective
behaving correctly. well-behaved children.
ˌwell-ˈbeing noun
welfare. She is always very concerned about her mother's well-being.
ˌwell-ˈbred adjective
(of a person) having good manners.
ˌwell-ˈbuilt adjective
muscular; having a strong, handsome figure.
ˌwell-ˈdone adjective
(of meat) cooked until there is no blood in it; (of food) cooked for a long time.
ˌwell-ˈearned adjective
thoroughly deserved. a well-earned rest.
ˌwell-ˈeducated adjective
educated to a good standard.
ˌwell-ˈfed adjective
correctly and sufficiently fed.
ˌwell-ˈgroomed adjective
of smart, tidy appearance.
ˌwell-inˈformed adjective
having or showing a thorough knowledge. a well-informed person/essay.
ˌwell-ˈknown adjective
familiar or famous. a well-known TV personality.
ˌwell-ˈmade adjective
a well-made table.
ˌwell-ˈmannered adjective
polite.
ˌwell-ˈoff adjective
1. rich. He is very well-off; a well-off young lady.
2. fortunate. You do not know when you are well off.
ˌwell-ˈread (-ˈred) adjective
having read many books etc; intelligent.
ˌwell-ˈspoken adjective
(of a person) speaking with a pleasing voice, in a grammatically correct way etc.
ˌwell-to-ˈdo adjective
having enough money to live comfortably.
ˌwell-wisher noun
a person who wishes one success etc.
as well
in addition; too. If you will go, I'll go as well.
as well as
in addition to. She works in a restaurant in the evenings as well as doing a full-time job during the day.
be just as well
to be fortunate; to be no cause for regret. It's just as well (that) you didn't go – the meeting was cancelled.
be as well to
to be advisable or sensible. It would be as well to go by train – the roads are flooded.
very well
fine, okay. Have you finished? Very well, you may go now.
well done!
used in congratulating a person. I hear you won the competition. Well done!
well enough
fairly, but not particularly, well.
well up in
knowing a great deal about. He's very well up in financial matters.
References in classic literature ?
Amy found Grace a well-mannered, merry, little person, and after staring dumbly at one another for a few minutes, they suddenly became very good friends.
And I can tell ye it is a downright pleasure to handle an animal like this, well-bred, well-mannered, well-cared-for; bless ye
He had been right at first in saying she was shy; her shyness, in a woman whose circumstances and tranquil beauty afforded every facility for well-mannered hardihood, was only a charm the more.
Freddy possessed to a high degree the power of lashing little girls to fury, and in half a minute he had transformed Minnie from a well-mannered child into a howling wilderness.
The others betrayed a well-mannered interest, and urged Ernest for a statement of his views.
He was considerably heavier, but he was well-mannered, and wore a green uniform, which he had by right of birth; he said, moreover, that he belonged to a very ancient Egyptian family, and that in the house where he then was, he was thought much of.
ITV's new documentary series Alexander Armstrong in the Land of the Midnight Sun is exciting and entertaining with its gentle, well-mannered host making an 8,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle.
Bahrain fortunately has a hub of intelligent, well-mannered global citizens who have not been afraid to welcome new experiences and they will remain life-long friends and networking allies.
Well-dressed, well-mannered and mysterious, he spoke his lines at a slow pace.
The bars, hotels, restaurants and shops are staffed by well-mannered and helpful people.
Headteacher Nicky Walters said: " e students' behaviour was judged as outstanding, which not only means that they behave exceedingly well generally, being polite, well-mannered and courteous, but also that they participate to the full in lessons, supporting each other with their learning.
Plumbers and electricians came out as the friendliest - with local respondents identifying them as the most well-mannered trade professionals.