noun see polite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Politeness — Po*lite ness, n. 1. High finish; smoothness; burnished elegance. [R.] Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of being polite; refinement of manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions. [1913 Webster] Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • politeness — index comity, consideration (sympathetic regard), courtesy, decorum, deference, propriety (correctness), protocol ( …   Law dictionary

  • Politeness — For the Wikipedia policy, see Wikipedia:Etiquette. True Politeness. Your eel, I think, Sir? Cartoon in Punch magazine: 28 July 1920 Politeness is best expressed as the practical application of good …   Wikipedia

  • politeness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common, conventional ▪ It s no more than common politeness to hear what she has to say. ▪ formal ▪ social ▪ exaggerated …   Collocations dictionary

  • politeness — n. 1) studied politeness 2) politeness to * * * [pə laɪtnɪs] studied politeness politeness to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • politeness — Synonyms and related words: affability, agreeableness, amenities, amenity, civilities, civility, comity, complaisance, considerateness, convention, courteousness, courtesy, courtliness, decencies, decorum, deference, diplomatic code, elegance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • politeness — see civility costs nothing punctuality is the politeness of princes …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • politeness — polite ► ADJECTIVE (politer, politest) 1) courteous and well mannered. 2) cultured and refined: polite society. DERIVATIVES politely adverb politeness noun. ORIGIN Latin politus polished, made smooth , from polire …   English terms dictionary

  • politeness — See politely. * * * …   Universalium

  • politeness — noun The act of being polite. Syn: affability, civility, courtliness, etiquette Ant: impoliteness, rudeness …   Wiktionary

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