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English noun: manner

1. manner (attribute) how something is done or how it happens


SamplesHer dignified manner.
His rapid manner of talking.
Their nomadic mode of existence.
In the characteristic New York style.
A lonely way of life.
In an abrasive fashion.


Synonymsfashion, mode, style, way


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)artistic style, drape, fit, form, idiom, life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendi, response, setup, signature, touch, wise

2. manner (attribute) a way of acting or behaving


Synonymspersonal manner


Broader (hypernym)behavior, behaviour, conduct, demeanor, demeanour, deportment


Narrower (hyponym)bearing, bedside manner, comportment, courtesy, dandyism, discourtesy, foppishness, formality, formalness, gentleness, good manners, informality, mien, mildness, presence, rudeness, softness

3. manner (cognition) a kind


SamplesWhat manner of man are you?.


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety









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