manner

noun
1 way of doing sth/behaving
ADJECTIVE
conventional, normal, standard, traditional, usual
correct, proper

You are not approaching the problem in the correct manner.

appropriate, satisfactory

I did my best to behave in the appropriate manner.

reasonable, responsible, safe, sensible (esp. BrE)

Chemical waste must be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

efficient, productive
logical, methodical, orderly, rational, systematic
coordinated
consistent, uniform
precise
objective
controlled
ad hoc, arbitrary (esp. BrE), haphazard

Files have been stored in such a haphazard manner that they are impossible to find.

professional
constructive, positive

The dispute could have been handled in a more constructive manner.

peaceful
straightforward
suspicious

He was behaving in a highly suspicious manner.

joking, light-hearted, playful
casual, easy, informal, relaxed
formal
calm
offhand

He answered in such an offhand manner that I wondered if he'd misheard me.

confident, decisive
dignified
mild, quiet
cheerful, friendly, kind (esp. AmE), kindly (esp. BrE), pleasant, sympathetic
civilized, polite, respectful
thoughtful
rude
abrasive, aggressive, arrogant, threatening, unpleasant (esp. BrE)
forthright
brusque, cold (esp. AmE)
businesslike, no-nonsense

His no-nonsense manner gave him the reputation of being a good doctor.

condescending
authoritative

The authoritative manner in which he talked concealed his ignorance.

unladylike
bedside

He's a good doctor with a sympathetic bedside manner.

VERB + MANNER
have
adopt

He tends to adopt a condescending manner when talking to young women.

act in

She accused the teacher of not acting in a professional manner.

MANNER + VERB
change

His manner changed abruptly when he heard how much gold I wanted.

suggest sth

He was not as rude as his manner suggested.

PREPOSITION
in a/the manner

The inspection was conducted in a thoroughly professional manner.

in the manner of

He lectured us in the manner of a headmaster.

in your manner

There was something in his manner that I found very irritating.

PHRASES
in a timely manner

All claims must be settled in a professional and timely manner.

in no uncertain manner

He told her in no uncertain manner that her actions were unacceptable.

2 manners polite behaviour/behavior
ADJECTIVE
good, impeccable, perfect

It's not good manners to stare at people.

bad
table

His children have no table manners.

VERB + MANNERS
have

He had very bad table manners.

show

I got into trouble if I didn't show good manners towards/toward other people.

teach sb

Didn't your parents teach you any manners?

learn
forget

I'm sorry, I was forgetting my manners. Can I offer you a drink?

remember

After a few minutes Eve remembered her manners and invited them all in.

forgive

Forgive my manners. I forgot to introduce myself.

know

I disliked him but I knew my manners so I answered his question.

PHRASES
have the good manners to do sth, have the manners to do sth

He could at least have had the manners to answer my letter.

a lack of manners

Her lack of manners is appalling.

mind your manners

Now sit down and eat and mind your manners!


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