politeness definition

  • noun:
    • the grade of becoming polite.
    • High finish; smoothness; burnished style.
    • the product quality or condition to be courteous; refinement of manners; urbanity; polite behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions.
    • The character of being courteous; smoothness; polish; complete; style.
    • great reproduction; polish or elegance of mind or ways; sophistication; tradition; ease and grace of behavior or address; courteousness; complaisance; obliging attentions.
    • Synonyms Courtesy, civility, urbanity, suavity, courtliness. See polite.
    • a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
    • the work of showing regard for others

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