Roget category 8946. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections
good breeding —
good humor —
pink of politeness,
pink of courtesy.
compliment — fair words, soft words, sweet words — honeyed phrases, ceremonial salutation, reception, presentation, introduction, accueil†, greeting, recognition — welcome, abord†, respects, devoir, regards, remembrances — kind regards, kind remembrances — love, best love, duty — empty encomium, flattering remark, hollow commendation — salaams.
obeisance etc. (reverence) 928 — bow, courtesy, curtsy, scrape, salaam, kotow†, kowtow, bowing and scraping — kneeling — genuflection etc. (worship) 990 — obsequiousness etc. 886 — capping, shaking hands, etc. v. — grip of the hand, embrace, hug, squeeze, accolade, loving cup, vin d'honneur [Fr.], pledge — love token etc. (endearment) 902 — kiss, buss, salute.
mark of recognition, nod — nods and becks and wreathed smiles" [Milton]; valediction etc. 293 — condolence etc. 915.
mind one's P's and Q's,
be all things to all men,
speak one fair,
take in good part —
make the amiable,
do the amiable —
look as if butter would not melt in one's look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth —
mend one's manners.
receive, do the honors, usher, greet, hail, bid welcome — welcome, welcome with open arms — shake hands — hold out the hand, press the hand, squeeze the hand, press the flesh — bid Godspeed — speed the parting guest — cheer, serenade.
salute — embrace etc. (endearment) 902 — kiss, kiss hands — drink to, pledge, hob and nob† — move to, nod to — smile upon.
uncover, cap — touch the hat, take off the hat — doff the cap — present arms — make way for — bow — make one's bow, make a leg — scrape, curtsy, courtesy — bob a curtsy, bob a courtesy — kneel — bow the knee, bend the knee.
visit, wait upon, present oneself, pay one's respects, pay a visit etc. (sociability) 892 — dance attendance on etc. (servility) 886 — pay attentions to — do homage to etc. (respect) 928.
prostrate oneself etc. (worship) 990.
give one's duty to, send one's duty to, etc. n.. render polite etc. adj. — polish, civilize, humanize.
well-brought up —
on one's good behavior.
fine spoken, fair spoken, soft-spoken — honey-mouthed, honey-tongued — oily, bland — obliging, conciliatory, complaisant, complacent — obsequious etc. 886.
ingratiating, winning — gentle, mild — good-humored, cordial, gracious, affable, familiar — neighborly.
diplomatic, tactful, politic — artful etc. 702.
with a good grace —
with open arms,
with outstretched arms —
a bras ouverts [Fr.] —
suaviter in modo [Fr.],
in good humor.
pax vobiscum! [Lat.],
may your shadow never be less!,
Tien de plus estimable que la ceremonie [Fr.] —
the very pink of courtesy"
[Romeo and Juliet].
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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