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mannered

adjective uk   /ˈmæn.əd/ us    /-ɚd/ disapproving
describes a style of speech or behaviour that is artificial, or intended to achieve a particular effect: His performance as Hamlet was criticized for being very mannered.
(Definition of mannered adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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