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cour·te·ous

courteous

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhr ti s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: displaying or marked by politeness, good manners, or graciousness toward other people.
Her parents liked her boyfriend because he was always so courteous to everyone in the family.She thought it was courteous of him to help her with her coat.Even if you're not pleased with a gift you've been given, you should be courteous and express gratitude for it.Our neighbor is not terribly friendly, but at least he's courteous towards us.
synonyms:
cordial, mannerly, polite
antonyms:
discourteous, gruff, short
similar words:
attentive, civil, gallant, genteel, gracious, nice, proper, refined, respectful, tactful, thoughtful, well-bred, well-mannered
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derivations: courteously (adv.), courteousness (n.)
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