Manner definitions

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Manner is defined as the way of doing something or behaving.

An example of manner is the way in which someone performs her job.

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A way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens.

Prepared for the trip in a very organized manner.

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A way of acting; bearing or behavior.

He is known for his reserved manner.

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Practice, style, execution, or method in the arts.

This fresco is typical of the painter's early manner.

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The socially correct way of acting; etiquette.

Had trouble mastering manners in his new country.

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The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work.

A novel of 18th-century manners.

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Kind; sort.

What manner of person is she?

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Kinds; sorts.

Saw all manner of people at the mall.

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A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure.
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Characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.
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Kind; sort.

What manner of man is he?

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A way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing.

A sarcastic manner.

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Distinguished bearing or behavior.
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Ways of social life; prevailing social conditions or customs.

A comedy of manners.

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Ways of social behavior; deportment, esp. with reference to polite conventions.

Good manners, bad manners.

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Polite ways of social behavior; deportment conforming with polite conventions.

A child who has no manners.

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Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
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Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self; bearing; habitual style.

His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.

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Customary method of acting; habit.

These people have strange manners.

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Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
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The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
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Certain degree or measure.

It is in a manner done already.

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Sort; kind; style.

All manner of persons participate.

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Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.
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Origin of manner

Middle English manere from Old French maniere from feminine of manier handmade, skillful from Vulgar Latin manuārius convenient, handy from Latin of the hand from manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots