gentlemanly gentlemanly  /ˈdʒɛn təl mən li/


  • (adj) befitting a man of good breeding


  1. Most of India's cricket heroes have come from affluent or middle-class backgrounds, gone to private schools and learned English and other gentlemanly ways.
  2. Starting with his most recent debate with Weld, Kerry has ditched his gentlemanly detachment and fired off a few zingers, although nothing personally nasty.
  3. Until late 1942, Pinto was assigned to British Counterintelligence, a body which requires gentlemanly behavior of its agents.


  1. Take exception to Harkins’s self-described leadership style

    I was taken aback by the current mayor’s statements regarding his “leadership” style. Let’s take a look at some items from last week’s Star . Speaking of the Town Council, he says “we work in a civil and gentlemanly manner.” That is offensive on so many levels.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stratford Star

  2. Lincee Ray: 'The Bachelorette' Recap For Season 9, Episode 3: Who's Here for the Right Reasons?

    The emotional walls are starting to come down as the testosterone levels begin to rise. This episode features two group dates that will inspire the men to channel the competitive spirit they either keep conveniently tucked away behind a gentlemanly demeanor or blatantly display through thick necks and tribal arm band tattoos.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia meet again, shake hands at Merion practice range

    So this is how a golf feud, which by its very definition is the lamest kind of feud in sports, ends: with a gentlemanly handshake on the practice green. Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods, embroiled in a bit of a … Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Devil Ball Golf via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "He's just a quiet superstar," Byrd said. "He never draws attention to himself. He could be a bigger name if he did that, but he doesn't. He just goes about his business very quietly and very gentlemanly. He's on my all-underrated team."
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Paul Byrd Source: USA Today

  2. "We can all continue to speculate about things like that, but it won't take us anywhere," Suzuki said through a translator. "Since then, I've honestly expressed my feelings to him and he's listened to them honourably and gentlemanly like."
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Ichiro Suzuki Source: News1130

  3. Galliani added: "Players can make their choices but their clubs can refuse their wishes. Moreover, the Los Angeles Galaxy have always been very nice to us and have behaved in a very gentlemanly manner. In any case at this moment there are no...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Adriano Galliani Source: Times Online

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