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gentleman

  
  ( gentlemen    plural  )
1       n-count   A gentleman is a man who comes from a family of high social standing.  
...this wonderful portrait of English gentleman Joseph Greenway.     
2       n-count   If you say that a man is a gentleman, you mean he is polite and educated, and can be trusted.  
He was always such a gentleman.     
3       n-count; n-voc   You can address men as gentlemen, or refer politely to them as gentlemen.,   (politeness)    This way, please, ladies and gentlemen..., It seems this gentleman was waiting for the doctor.     
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gentlemanlike adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman

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