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Princeton's WordNet

  1. well-behaved, well behaved(adj)

    (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct

    "a well-behaved child"

    Synonyms:
    well behaved

    Antonyms:
    bad

Wiktionary

  1. well-behaved(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    well-mannered

  2. well-behaved(adjective)

    Having good manners and acting properly

    Synonyms:
    well-mannered

  3. well-behaved(adjective)

    (of a function) Having a finite derivative (of all orders) at all points, and having no discontinuities

    Synonyms:
    well-mannered

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. well-behaved

    A civil person observes such propriety of speech and manner as to avoid being rude; one who is polite (literally polished) observes more than the necessary proprieties, conforming to all that is graceful, becoming, and thoughtful in the intercourse of refined society. A man may be civil with no consideration for others, simply because self-respect forbids him to be rude; but one who is polite has at least some care for the opinions of others, and if polite in the highest and truest sense, which is coming to be the prevailing one, he cares for the comfort and happiness of others in the smallest matters. Civil is a colder and more distant word than polite; courteous is fuller and richer, dealing often with greater matters, and is used only in the good sense. Courtly suggests that which befits a royal court, and is used of external grace and stateliness without reference to the prompting feeling; as, the courtly manners of the ambassador. Genteel refers to an external elegance, which may be showy and superficial, and the word is thus inferior to polite or courteous. Urbane refers to a politeness that is genial and successful in giving others a sense of ease and cheer. Polished refers to external elegancies of speech and manner without reference to spirit or purpose; as, a polished gentleman or a polished scoundrel; cultured refers to a real and high development of mind and soul, of which the external manifestation is the smallest part. Complaisant denotes a disposition to please or favor beyond what politeness would necessarily require.

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, civil, complaisant, courteous, courtly, cultivated, cultured, elegant, genteel, gracious, obliging, polished, polite, urbane, well-bred, well-mannered

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bluff, blunt, boorish, brusk, clownish, coarse, discourteous, ill-behaved, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insolent, insulting, raw, rude, rustic, uncivil, uncouth, unmannerly, unpolished, untaught, untutored

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    well-mannered

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#1668civil
#6109elegant
#7350accomplished
#9513polished
#14209cultured
#16723polite
#18889cultivated
#20167gracious
#22904courteous
#68486urbane
#73693genteel
#77989obliging
#78368courtly
#293856complaisant

How to use well-behaved in a sentence?

  1. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich:

    Well-behaved women rarely make history.

  2. Roger Federer:

    It showed both personalities from both players, in a way also tennis won on the night, not just Osaka. Also Coco, the way she handled herself anyway. Its incredible at 15. I cant even think being so well-behaved at 15.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perception. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth and sharp and smart etc....often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and deceitfully back-stabbing you - when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that the appearances can often be deceptive, and always too good to be true. And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us still likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....

  4. Joe Chermak:

    They all seemed well-behaved. And also, like, they were all in uniforms, so at first I thought it was a group of kids coming from another school, we did n’t really think much of it, but all I know is that they kind of left abruptly in the middle of the show.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perseption. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth, sharp and smart...often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and them deceitfully back-stabbing you when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that appearances can often be deceptive, and too good to be true - always! And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....


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