- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||showing good manners or being thoughtful of others; courteous.
She didn't like the food that was served to her, but she ate it to be polite.
- courteous, gracious, well-behaved, well-mannered
- discourteous, impertinent, impolite, insolent, nasty, rude, smart
- similar words:
- civil, nice, proper, respectful, thoughtful
||politely (adv.), politeness (n.)