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English definition of “well brought up”

well brought up

adjective uk   us   approving
People, especially children, who are well brought up are polite and act in a quiet and pleasant way, because they have been taught this behaviour at home: Some children were well brought up, despite family breakdown, he admitted. [before noun] He was a very well-brought-up young man.
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