Synonyms for politeness

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

Définition of politeness

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.
  • noun courtesy
Example sentences :
  • You'd better not tell him so, or he might give you a lesson in politeness.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "Don't let me detain you," said Halbert, with an elaborate share of politeness.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He was as indefatigable in politeness, as his wife had been in her regimental duties.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • But Mr. Hand, flattered by her politeness, begged her to remain.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • How you oppress me, my dearest friend, with your politeness!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Neither is politeness at all inconsistent with thorough familiarity.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • And it is necessary that you should receive them without airs, and with politeness.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Politeness and little gallantries are inseparable from my character.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Now that's politeness that does not trouble me—that's not for show—that's for us, not himself, mark!
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Tom little thought how much consideration and politeness he had shown!
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens

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