gentlemanlike vs gentlemanly what difference

what is difference between gentlemanlike and gentlemanly

English

Etymology

gentleman +‎ -like

Adjective

gentlemanlike (comparative more gentlemanlike, superlative most gentlemanlike)

  1. Like a gentleman; courteous.


English

Etymology

From gentleman +‎ -ly.

Adjective

gentlemanly (comparative more gentlemanly, superlative most gentlemanly)

  1. Of, being, pertaining to, or resembling a gentleman or gentlemen.
    • 2010, Catherine Rampell, “In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That”, in The New York Times, 2010 June 22, page A1:
      Some schools bump up everyone’s grades, some just allow for more As and others all but eliminate the once-gentlemanly C.

Adverb

gentlemanly (comparative more gentlemanly, superlative most gentlemanly)

  1. In the manner or with the behavior of a gentleman; with social grace, politely.

Translations

Derived terms

  • gentlemanliness

See also

  • ladylike

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