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polite

po·lite

polite

 
 
pronunciation:
p laIt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: demonstrating good manners or thoughtfulness; well-trained in deportment; courteous.
a polite responsea polite child
synonyms:
courteous, gracious, mannerly, well-behaved, well-bred, well-mannered
antonyms:
brusque, discourteous, disrespectful, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, insolent, nasty, nervy, rude, smart, uncivil, ungracious, unmannerly
similar words:
chivalrous, civil, decorous, genteel, gentlemanly, ladylike, nice, proper, refined, respectful, tasteful, thoughtful
definition 2: well-bred; cultured.
polite company
synonyms:
cultivated, cultured, genteel, refined, suave, urbane
antonyms:
churlish, vulgar
similar words:
courtly, debonair, elegant, elite, gallant, gentlemanly, gracious, ladylike, patrician, polished, sophisticated, well-bred
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derivations: politely (adv.), politeness (n.)
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