Definition of mannered adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmænəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænərd//
    Describing a story
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  1. 1(disapproving) (of behaviour, art, writing, etc.) trying to impress people by being formal and not natural synonym affected His prose style is far too mannered and self-conscious. deliberately slow and mannered movements Wordfindercomic, far-fetched, gripping, historical, mannered, moving, rambling, readable, story, tragic See related entries: Describing a story
  2. 2-mannered (in compounds) having the type of manners mentioned a bad-mannered child see also ill-mannered, mild-mannered, well mannered
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