- 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.)
The word polite
contains the following part:
that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
More about this word part:
The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.