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polite

po·lite

polite

 
 
pronunciation:
p laIt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
courteous, gracious, well-behaved, well-mannered
antonyms:
discourteous, impertinent, impolite, insolent, nasty, rude, smart
similar words:
civil, nice, proper, respectful, thoughtful
derivations: politely (adv.), politeness (n.)
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The word polite contains the following part:
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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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.