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mannered

of or having mannerisms of style, as in art or literature
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During his time on the course Mr Abdulmutallab never gave his tutors any cause for concern, and was a well mannered, quietly spoken, polite and able young man.
Danner's mannered, high-toned delivery is most appropriate for the society set.
Kidman and Downey give committed performances (Kidman's portrayal of a slightly maddened housewife echoes her work in the superior Birth), but it's all in the service of a movie so mannered that it needs nothing more than a good James Spader--administered spanking.
Ludwig exhibited landscape paintings combining expressionist brushwork and interwoven pattern with illusionism both naturalist and mannered, and a mix of representational styles that was visually cohesive despite the diversity of its origins.
As you go round the building, and as the sun moves, the building changes as it quietly slithers into the centre of the town like an amiable, well mannered and very elegant snake.
Driver Dave Miller from B & E Limousine Service said the kids were pretty excited but better mannered than some of the bachelor parties he has driven for.
Mild mannered Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a nerdy hacker who stumbles through the looking glass of his desktop to discover that his world is a virtual game being played by an evil network--the Matrix--that has enslaved all humanity.
O'Conner, the author of Woe Is I and Words Fail Me, cautioned that the present tense 'often seems mannered when used for writerly effect.
When you meet Ahmed Hussen Egal, a mild mannered accountant from Somalia, now living in Stockholm, it comes as a surprise to lean that he was once a guerrilla fighter.
An insider at Mersey Television, who make the soap, said: "A majority of the actors are very professional and well- mannered.
In short, Herzog has a lot to say, but he too often says it in an annoyingly mannered and elliptical way.
The author's insistence on tension and ambivalence produces a severely antithetical style that at times seems mannered.