Definition of gentlemanly:
- courteous (part of speech: adjective)
- manly (part of speech: adverb)
- male (part of speech: adjective)
It was a little difficult for them to realize that the awkward fellow who was in conversation with the skipper of the schooner was the gentlemanly, well- spoken officer they had been accustomed to see on the quarter- deck of the Bellevite.- "A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat", Oliver Optic.
He affected a gentlemanly unconsciousness of the poetry involved in the situation, was pleasantly anxious about the tea- tray, the candles, and minor details of life; and thus afforded the lovers ample time in which to recover their composure.- "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
- "Clotelle The Colored Heroine", William Wells Brown.