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  • 141 propriety — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. decorum, conventionality, suitability; aptness, fitness; fastidiousness, becomingness, delicacy, decorum, seemliness; prudery. See agreement, expedience, fashion. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Suitability]… …

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  • 142 rude — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. barbarous, crude, primitive, rough, rustic; harsh, rugged; coarse, uncouth; discourteous, uncivil, insolent. See vulgarity, courtesy, inelegance, formlessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Boorish]… …

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  • 143 thoughtful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. considerate, kind, tactful; meditative. See thought, attention, care. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Notable for thought] Syn. thinking, meditative, engrossed, absorbed, rapt in, pensive, considered,… …

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  • 144 urbane — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. suave, sophisticated, debonair; civil, polite, affable. See courtesy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. suave, mannerly, courteous; see cultured , polite 1 . See Synonym Study at suave . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 145 amenity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A deSirable feature; often plural ] Syn. convenience, facility, comfort, creature comfort; see convenience 2 . 2. [Pleasantness] Syn. agreeableness, mildness, charity; see kindness 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1.… …

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  • 146 deferential — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. obeisant, respectful, submissive; see obedient 1 , polite 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. respectful, submissive, compliant, courteous, considerate, obedient, obeisant, acquiescent, regardful, reverential. ANT.:… …

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  • 147 politeness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. courtesy, refinement, culture, civility; see courtesy 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. One half good nature and the other half good lying. Mary Little. Consists in being easy about oneself, and in making everyone about… …

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  • 148 tactful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. urbane, suave, politic, diplomatic, civil, considerate, courteous, polished, perceptive, sympathetic, understanding, adroit, poised, observant, aware, gentle, wise, cautious, careful, prudent; see also judicious ,… …

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  • 149 civility — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Well mannered behavior toward others: courteousness, courtesy, genteelness, gentility, mannerliness, politeness, politesse. See COURTESY. 2. A courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease… …

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  • 150 debonair — c.1200, mild, gentle, kind courteous, from O.Fr. debonaire, from de bon aire of good race, originally used of hawks, hence, thoroughbred (opposite of Fr. demalaire). Used in M.E. to mean docile, courteous, it became obsolete and was revived with… …

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  • 151 discourteous — 1560s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + COURTEOUS (Cf. courteous). Related: Discourteously …

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  • 152 rude — 1 Rude, rough, crude, raw, callow, green, uncouth mean deficient in the qualities that make for finish or for perfection in development or in use. Rude, as applied to men and their minds, suggests a comparatively low state of culture or a dearth… …

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  • 153 suave — suave, *urbane, diplomatic, bland, smooth, politic as applied to persons, their demeanor, and their utterances can mean conspicuously and ingratiatingly tactful and well mannered. These words at times can convey so strong a suggestion of… …

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  • 154 thought — *idea, concept, conception, notion, impression Analogous words: *opinion, view, sentiment, belief, conviction, persuasion thoughtful 1 Thoughtful, reflective, speculative, contemplative, meditative, pensive can be applied to persons or their… …

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  • 155 affable — af•fa•ble [[t]ˈæf ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) easy to approach and to talk to; friendly: courteous and affable neighbors[/ex] 2) showing warmth and friendliness; pleasant: an affable smile[/ex] • Etymology: 1530–40; (< MF) < L affābilis courteous,… …

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  • 156 courtesy — cour•te•sy [[t]ˈkɜr tə si[/t]] or, for 5, [[t]ˈkɜrt si[/t]] n. pl. sies 1) excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior 2) a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression 3) indulgence, consent, or acquiescence: a “colonel”… …

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  • 157 courtesy — /ˈkɜtəsi / (say kertuhsee) noun (plural courtesies) 1. excellence of manners or behaviour; politeness. 2. a courteous act or expression. 3. acquiescence; indulgence; consent: a title by courtesy rather than by right. {Middle English cortesie,… …

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  • 158 pardon — /ˈpadn / (say pahdn) noun 1. courteous indulgence or allowance, as in excusing fault or seeming rudeness: I beg your pardon. 2. Law a. a pardoning; a remission of penalty. b. the deed or warrant by which such remission is declared. 3. forgiveness …

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  • 159 courtesy — [kʉrt′ə sē; ] for 4 [, kʉrt′sē] n. pl. courtesies [ME courteisie < OFr curteisie: see COURTEOUS] 1. courteous behavior; gracious politeness 2. a polite, helpful, or considerate act or remark 3. an act or usage intended to honor or compliment… …

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  • 160 notice — [nōt′is] n. [LME < MFr < L notitia < notus: see NOTE] 1. information, announcement, or warning; esp., formal announcement or warning, as in a newspaper [a legal notice] 2. a brief mention or critical review of a work of art, book, play,… …

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