Meaning of MANNER in English

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 ~.

▪ appropriate , satisfactory

I did my best to behave in the appropriate ~.

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

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

▪ 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 ~ that they are impossible to find.

▪ professional

▪ constructive , positive

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

▪ peaceful

▪ straightforward

▪ suspicious

He was behaving in a highly suspicious ~.

▪ joking , light-hearted , playful

▪ casual , easy , informal , relaxed

▪ formal

▪ calm

▪ offhand

He answered in such an offhand ~ 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 ~ gave him the reputation of being a good doctor.

▪ condescending

▪ authoritative

The authoritative ~ in which he talked concealed his ignorance.

▪ unladylike

▪ bedside

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

VERB + MANNER

▪ have

▪ adopt

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

▪ act in

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

MANNER + VERB

▪ change

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

▪ suggest sth

He was not as rude as his ~ suggested.

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

The inspection was conducted in a thoroughly professional ~.

▪ in the ~ of

He lectured us in the ~ of a headmaster.

▪ in your ~

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

PHRASES

▪ in a timely ~

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

▪ in no uncertain ~

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

2 manners polite behaviour/behavior

ADJECTIVE

▪ good , impeccable , perfect

It's not good ~s to stare at people.

▪ bad

▪ table

His children have no table ~s.

VERB + MANNERS

▪ have

He had very bad table ~s.

▪ show

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

▪ teach sb

Didn't your parents teach you any ~s?

▪ learn

▪ forget

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

▪ remember

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

▪ forgive

Forgive my ~s. I forgot to introduce myself.

▪ know

I disliked him but I knew my ~s so I answered his question.

PHRASES

▪ have the good ~s to do sth , have the ~s to do sth

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

▪ a lack of ~s

Her lack of ~s is appalling.

▪ mind your ~s

Now sit down and eat and mind your ~s!

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .