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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.
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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"
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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]
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Translations
بِلَطافَه، بسلوك مُهَذَّب
vybranýzdvořilý
hvordan man opfører sigved
herrasmiesmäisesti
úri
kurteis; drengilegur
vyberaný
beyefendice

gentlemanly

[ˈdʒentlmənlɪ] ADJcaballeroso
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gentlemanly

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

[ˈdʒɛntlmənlɪ] adjda gentiluomo
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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?
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References in classic literature ?
We saw but one presentiment of the man-a quiet, patient, industrious and most gentlemanly person.
The chorus to their objections is that it is not gentlemanly. I am hanged if I can see why.
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.
Is a gentlemanly game, But he does not win who plays with Sin
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. There was nothing about him of the vulgar policeman.
(but gentlemanly) badinage to creep into your end of the dialogue.
Turveydrop is a very gentlemanly man indeed--very gentlemanly."