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courtesy

cour·te·sy

courtesy

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhr tih si
part of speech: noun
inflections: courtesies
definition 1: politeness, good manners, or consideration for other people.
The flight attendants are trained to act with courtesy toward passengers.The terms "sir" and "ma'am" are often used to show courtesy.
 
synonyms:
civility, consideration, politeness, politesse, thoughtfulness
antonyms:
discourtesy, insolence
similar words:
gallantry, gentility, manners, propriety, respect
definition 2: an instance of courtesy.
Writing a note of thanks for a gift or meal is a courtesy that some people consider very important.
synonyms:
civility, favor, kindness
antonyms:
discourtesy, insolence
similar words:
assistance, help
definition 3: a kindness or favor.
We got our tickets by courtesy of the director.
synonyms:
grace, kindness
similar words:
aid, assistance, favor, help, indulgence, ministration