Antonyms for polite

Grammar : Adj
Spell : puh-lahyt
Phonetic Transcription : pəˈlaɪt

Definition of polite

Origin :
  • late 14c., "polished, burnished" (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin politus "refined, elegant, accomplished," literally "polished," past participle of polire "to polish, to make smooth" (see polish (v.)). Used literally at first in English; sense of "elegant, cultured" is first recorded c.1500, that of "behaving courteously" is 1748 (implied in politely). Related: Politeness.
  • adj mannerly, civilized
Example sentences :
  • "She might have been polite enough to invite me in," said Halbert, with chagrin.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I knew I could make something more than a polite sosh out of you.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I don't call that polite, seeing that I have come back to live with you.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • The plausible and polite manner of the stranger was effectual with George.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • A polite lie had been written to her husband, a banker of power in the city.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • "To you, my sister--" which is the polite method of story asking in that part of the country.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • He never troubled himself to be polite, but he watched me; always he watched me.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • "You shouldn't have done that," she said, making the polite protest.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • I am not so polite as I should be, I know, and you perhaps are a little too polite.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • A polite summons to the great lady's presence raised our hopes.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards

Synonyms for polite

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