Meaning of MANNER in English
1 way of doing sth/behaving
▪ 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
▪ consistent , uniform
▪ ad hoc , arbitrary ( esp. BrE ), haphazard
Files have been stored in such a haphazard ~ that they are impossible to find.
▪ constructive , positive
The dispute could have been handled in a more constructive ~.
He was behaving in a highly suspicious ~.
▪ joking , light-hearted , playful
▪ casual , easy , informal , relaxed
He answered in such an offhand ~ that I wondered if he'd misheard me.
▪ confident , decisive
▪ mild , quiet
▪ cheerful , friendly , kind ( esp. AmE ), kindly ( esp. BrE ), pleasant , sympathetic
▪ civilized , polite , respectful
▪ abrasive , aggressive , arrogant , threatening , unpleasant ( esp. BrE )
▪ brusque , cold ( esp. AmE )
▪ businesslike , no-nonsense
His no-nonsense ~ gave him the reputation of being a good doctor.
The authoritative ~ in which he talked concealed his ignorance.
He's a good doctor with a sympathetic bedside ~.
VERB + MANNER
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
His ~ changed abruptly when he heard how much gold I wanted.
▪ suggest sth
He was not as rude as his ~ suggested.
▪ 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.
▪ 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
▪ good , impeccable , perfect
It's not good ~s to stare at people.
His children have no table ~s.
VERB + MANNERS
He had very bad table ~s.
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?
I'm sorry, I was forgetting my ~s. Can I offer you a drink?
After a few minutes Eve remembered her ~s and invited them all in.
Forgive my ~s. I forgot to introduce myself.
I disliked him but I knew my ~s so I answered his question.
▪ 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 . 2012