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gen·tle·man

 (jĕn′tl-mən)
n.
1. A man of gentle or noble birth or superior social position: "He's too much a gentleman to be a scholar" (Aphra Behn).
2. A well-mannered and considerate man with high standards of proper behavior. See Usage Note at lady.
3. A man of independent means who does not need to have a wage-paying job.
4. A man: Do you know this gentleman?
5. gentlemen (-mən) Used as a form of address for a group of men.
6. A manservant; a valet.

gen′tle·man·ly adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gentlemanly - befitting a man of good breeding; "gentlemanly behavior"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"

gentlemanly

adjective chivalrous, mannerly, obliging, refined, polite, civil, cultivated, courteous, gallant, genteel, suave, well-bred, well-mannered He was respected for his kind and gentlemanly ways.
Quotations
"Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time" [Luigi Pirandello The Pleasure of Honesty]
Translations
بِلَطافَه، بسلوك مُهَذَّب
vybranýzdvořilý
hvordan man opfører sigved
herrasmiesmäisesti
úri
kurteis; drengilegur
vyberaný
beyefendice

gentlemanly

[ˈdʒentlmənlɪ] ADJcaballeroso

gentlemanly

[ˈdʒɛntəlmənli] adj [person] → bien élevé(e); [behaviour] → courtois(e)gentleman's agreement ngentleman's agreement m

gentlemanly

adj man, manner, behaviourritterlich, gentlemanlike pred; of gentlemanly appearancevornehm aussehend; in an orderly and gentlemanly wayordentlich und wie Gentlemen/ein Gentleman; in a gentlemanly mannerin der Art von Gentlemen/eines Gentlemans; that is hardly gentlemanly conductdieses Verhalten gehört sich nicht für einen Gentleman

gentlemanly

[ˈdʒɛntlmənlɪ] adjda gentiluomo

gentleman

(ˈdʒentlmən) plural ˈgentlemen noun
(abbreviation gent).
1. a polite word for a man. Two gentlemen arrived this morning.
2. a polite, well-mannered man. He's a real gentleman.
ˈgentlemanly adjective
(of men) polite; well-mannered. gentlemanly behaviour.
gents noun
(usually with the) a public toilet for men. Where's the nearest gents?
References in classic literature ?
We saw but one presentiment of the man-a quiet, patient, industrious and most gentlemanly person.
I could understand its not being considered gentlemanly to put your hands in other people's pockets (especially by the other people), but how, O ye sticklers for what looks this and what looks that, can putting his hands in his own pockets make a man less gentle?
If he could have saved his seven shillings, he would certainly have sent me to scramble for a place in the pit of the great university theater; but his purse was empty, and his son was not eligible therefore for admission, in a gentlemanly capacity, at the doors.
He is gentlemanly, very gentlemanly--in appearance.
Yet there were two or three small airless houses at the entrance end of Mews Street, which went at enormous rents on account of their being abject hangers-on to a fashionable situation; and whenever one of these fearful little coops was to be let (which seldom happened, for they were in great request), the house agent advertised it as a gentlemanly residence in the most aristocratic part of town, inhabited solely by the elite of the beau monde.
So particular as you are, my dear, I wonder you are not glad to have such a gentlemanly young man for a brother.
Lawrence that she had at least one brother more gentlemanly and refined than Robert.
There are lots of people who are not as friendly and gentlemanly as Paddy was, and he was a great mouser.
He was of middle height and well built, with a general bearing elegant and gentlemanly.
Jealous as Arthur Welsh was of all who inflicted gay badinage, however gentlemanly, on Maud Peters, he never forgot that he was an artist.
Turveydrop is a very gentlemanly man indeed--very gentlemanly.
Jo in maroon, with a stiff, gentlemanly linen collar, and a white chrysanthemum or two for her only ornament.