Antonyms for manners

Grammar : Noun
Spell : man-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmæn ər

Definition of manners

Origin :
  • "external behavior (especially polite behavior) in social intercourse," late 14c., plural of manner.
  • Under bad manners, as under graver faults, lies very commonly an overestimate of our special individuality, as distinguished from our generic humanity. [Oliver W. Holmes, "The Professor at the Breakfast Table," 1858]
  • Earlier it meant "moral character" (early 13c.).
  • noun polite, refined social behavior
Example sentences :
  • Cornelius had been taught—and had learned nothing but manners.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Bad as those manners are in many respects, they are better than no manners at all.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • She has the fascination of great pride and the magic of manners.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • Nothing as to the manners of the times can be inferred from this freak of an individual.
  • Extract from : « Old News » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Of some of their manners and morals it is impossible to write.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • This was not altogether because of her mother's romantic past, but because of her own manners and clothes.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • He thought so himself when he grew to be a man, and he laughed at the recollection of his manners.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • "Go home and learn your manners," he had shouted at the blubbering boy.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Manners and customs change no less quickly than headgear and skirts.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The effect of her manners, like that of her beauty, was rather to be felt than described.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Synonyms for manners

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