prepossessing manners


prepossessing manners
attractive qualities, enchanting characteristics

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  • Croker, Thomas Crofton — ▪ Irish antiquary born Jan. 15, 1798, Cork, Ire. died Aug. 8, 1854, London, Eng.  Irish antiquary whose collections of songs and legends formed a storehouse for writers of the Irish literary revival.       The son of an army major, Croker had… …   Universalium

  • pre´pos|sess´ing|ness — pre|pos|sess|ing «PREE puh ZEHS ihng», adjective. making a favorable first impression; attractive; pleasing: »a most prepossessing young man. Clean clothes and good manners are prepossessing. –pre´pos|sess´ing|ly, adverb. –pre´pos|sess´ing|ness,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre´pos|sess´ing|ly — pre|pos|sess|ing «PREE puh ZEHS ihng», adjective. making a favorable first impression; attractive; pleasing: »a most prepossessing young man. Clean clothes and good manners are prepossessing. –pre´pos|sess´ing|ly, adverb. –pre´pos|sess´ing|ness,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre|pos|sess|ing — «PREE puh ZEHS ihng», adjective. making a favorable first impression; attractive; pleasing: »a most prepossessing young man. Clean clothes and good manners are prepossessing. –pre´pos|sess´ing|ly, adverb. –pre´pos|sess´ing|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon — (4 June 1751 ndash; 13 January 1838), Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. His grandfather, William Scott of Sandgate, a suburb of Newcastle, was clerk to a fitter, a sort of water carrier and broker of coals.… …   Wikipedia

  • pleasing — adj 1. agreeable, nice, harmonious; delightful, Inf. scrumptious, inviting, palatable; gratifying, felicitous, welcome, refreshing. 2.(of persons, manners, disposition, etc.) civilized, gentle, well mannered, polite; amiable, congenial, sim… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • un´pre|pos|sess´ing|ness — un|pre|pos|sess|ing «UHN pree puh ZEHS ihng», adjective. not prepossessing; unattractive: »Unprepossessing…in feature, gait and manners…these poor fellows formed a class apart (Samuel Butler). –un´pre|pos|sess´ing|ly, adverb.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • un´pre|pos|sess´ing|ly — un|pre|pos|sess|ing «UHN pree puh ZEHS ihng», adjective. not prepossessing; unattractive: »Unprepossessing…in feature, gait and manners…these poor fellows formed a class apart (Samuel Butler). –un´pre|pos|sess´ing|ly, adverb.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|pre|pos|sess|ing — «UHN pree puh ZEHS ihng», adjective. not prepossessing; unattractive: »Unprepossessing…in feature, gait and manners…these poor fellows formed a class apart (Samuel Butler). –un´pre|pos|sess´ing|ly, adverb. –un´pre|pos|sess´ing|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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