Antonyms for manners
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : man-er|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈmæn ər|
Definition of mannersOrigin :
- "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
- 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
- good breeding
- good form
- p's and q's
- social graces
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