Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
Show Word Parts
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
courteous

cour·te·ous

courteous

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhr ti s
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
definition: being polite or showing good manners.
A courteous person says "please" and "thank you."
synonyms:
cordial, polite
antonyms:
discourteous, gruff
similar words:
attentive, civil, gracious, nice, proper, respectful, thoughtful, well-mannered
derivations: courteously (adv.), courteousness (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  behavior