politeness


politeness
I
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. courtesy, refinement, culture, civility; see courtesy 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
One half good nature and the other half good lying.''—Mary Little. ''Consists in being easy about oneself, and in making everyone about one as easy as one can.''—Alexander Pope.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Well-mannered behavior toward others: civility, courteousness, courtesy, genteelness, gentility, mannerliness, politesse. See COURTESY. 2. A courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease in dealings and social relationships: amenity (used in plural), civility, courtesy, pleasantry, propriety (used m plural). See COURTESY.

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  • politeness — noun see polite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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