polite

  • 21polite — po•lite [[t]pəˈlaɪt[/t]] adj. lit•er, lit•est 1) showing good manners toward others, as in behavior or speech; courteous: a polite reply[/ex] 2) refined or cultured: polite society[/ex] 3) of a refined or elegant kind: polite learning[/ex] •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 22polite — /pəˈlaɪt / (say puh luyt) adjective 1. showing good manners towards others, as in behaviour, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply. 2. refined or cultured: polite society. 3. of a refined or elegant kind: polite learning. {late Middle… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 23polite — [15] Someone who is polite is etymologically ‘polished’ – indeed that is what the word originally meant in English (‘The arch within and without was hiled [covered] with gold polite’, Mirror of man’s salvation 1450). This had passed… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 24polite — adjective 1) a very polite girl Syn: well mannered, civil, courteous, mannerly, respectful, deferential, well behaved, well bred, gentlemanly, ladylike, genteel, gracious, urbane; tactful, diplomatic Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 25polite — adjective 1) a very polite girl Syn: well mannered, civil, courteous, respectful, well behaved, well bred, gentlemanly, ladylike, genteel, gracious, tactful, diplomatic 2) polite society Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 26polite — [15] Someone who is polite is etymologically ‘polished’ – indeed that is what the word originally meant in English (‘The arch within and without was hiled with gold polite’, Mirror of man’s salvation 1450). This had passed metaphorically into… …

    Word origins

  • 27polite — adjective (politer; est) Etymology: Middle English (Scots) polit, Latin politus, from past participle of polire Date: 15th century 1. a. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of advanced culture b. marked by refined cultural interests… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 28polite — See polite, courteous …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 29polite — adjective (politer, politest) respectful and considerate of other people. ↘cultured and refined: polite society. Derivatives politely adverb politeness noun Origin ME: from L. politus polished, made smooth , past participle of polire …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 30polite — adj. (politer, politest) 1 having good manners; courteous. 2 cultivated, cultured. 3 refined, elegant (polite letters). Derivatives: politely adv. politeness n. Etymology: L politus (as POLISH) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 31polite — adjective Well mannered, civilized. Ant: impolite, rude See Also: polish …

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  • 32polite — Synonyms and related words: accommodating, affable, agreeable, attentive, civil, complaisant, considerate, cordial, courteous, deferential, diplomatic, fair, formal, genteel, graceful, gracious, mannerly, obliging, polished, proper, respectful,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 33politè — po|li|tè Mot Agut Nom masculí …

    Diccionari Català-Català

  • 34polite — po·lite || pÉ™ laɪt adj. courteous, having good manners; gentle, genial, kind …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 35Polite —    Figlio di Priamo e di Ecuba, venne ucciso sotto i loro occhi da Pirro, il feroce figlio di Achille …

    Dizionario dei miti e dei personaggi della Grecia antica

  • 36polite — a. Accomplished, genteel, cultivated, refined, courteous, civil, affable, complaisant, courtly, gracious, urbane, polished, well behaved, well mannered, well bred, elegant, obliging …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 37polite — adj 1. courteous, mannerly, well mannered, civil, respectful, deferential, deferent; decorous, proper, formal, Fr. comme il faut. ceremonious; tactful, diplomatic, politic; cordial, genial, affable, good humored, pleasant, sociable; pleasing,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 38polite — po·lite …

    English syllables

  • 39polite —    Olu olu, olu, waipahē, waipehē …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 40Polite fiction — refers to a social scenario in which all participants are aware of a truth, but pretend to believe in some alternate version of events to avoid conflict or embarrassment. It is closely related to euphemism, in which a word or phrase that might be …

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