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polite

adjective

1 polite

Showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc..

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... show more



2 polite

Marked by refinement in taste and manners:
— Polite society.

synonyms: civilised, civilized, cultivated, cultured, genteel.

Roget 894: courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane; well-behaved, well-mannered, well-bred, well-brought up; good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated; refined ... show more

Polish: grzeczny

3 polite

Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.

synonym: civil.

Roget 852: fashionable; in fashion etc. n.; a la mode, comme il faut [Fr.]; admitted in society, admissible in society etc. n.; presentable; conventional etc. (customary) ... show more


Moby thesaurus: accommodating, affable, agreeable, attentive, civil, complaisant, considerate, cordial, courteous, deferential, diplomatic, fair, formal, genteel, graceful, gracious, mannerly, obliging, polished, proper ... show more.

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