Courtesy

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Courtesy->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ courtesy
courtesy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ respect
respect
&c. 928
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ good manners
good manners
good behavior
good breeding
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ manners
manners
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ politeness
politeness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ biensΓance
biensΓance
urbanity
comity
gentility
breeding
polish
presence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ civility
civility
civilization
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ amenity
amenity
suavity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ good-temper
good-temper
good humor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ amiability
amiability
easy temper
complacency
soft tongue
mansuetude
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ condescension
condescension
&c.(humility) 879
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ affability
affability
complaisance
prΓvenance
amability
gallantry
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pink of politeness
pink of politeness
pink of courtesy
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ compliment
compliment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fair words
fair words
soft words
sweet words
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ honeyed phrases
honeyed phrases
ceremonial
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ salutation
salutation
reception
presentation
introduction
accueil
greeting
recognition
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ welcome
welcome
abord|
respects
devoir
regards
remembrances
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ kind regards
kind regards
kind remembrances
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ love
love
best love
duty
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ empty encomium
empty encomium
flattering remark
hollow commendation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ salaams
salaams
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ obeisance
obeisance
&c.(reverence) 928
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ bow
bow
courtesy
curtsy
scrape
salaam
kotow
kowtow
bowing and scraping
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ kneeling
kneeling
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ genuflection
genuflection
&c.(worship) 990
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ obsequiousness
obsequiousness
&c. 886
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ capping
capping
shaking hands
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ grip of the hand
grip of the hand
embrace
hug
squeeze
accolade
loving cup
vin d'honneur
pledge
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ love token
love token
&c.(endearment) 902
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ kiss
kiss
buss
salute
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mark of recognition
mark of recognition
nod
=>nods and becks and wreathed smiles
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ nods and becks and wreathed smiles
nods and becks and wreathed smiles
=>(Milton)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ valediction
valediction
&c. 293
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ condolence
condolence
&c. 915
PARAG:Courtesy->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be courteous
be courteous
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ show courtesy
show courtesy
&c.->N.
mind one's P's and Q's
behave oneself
be all things to all men
conciliate
speak one fair
take in good part
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ make the amiable
make the amiable
do the amiable
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth
look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ mend one's manners
mend one's manners
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ receive
receive
do the honors
usher
greet
hail
bid welcome
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ welcome
welcome
welcome with open arms
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ shake hands
shake hands
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ hold out the hand
hold out the hand
press the hand
squeeze the hand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ bid Godspeed
bid Godspeed
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ speed the parting guest
speed the parting guest
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cheer
cheer
serenade
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ salute
salute
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ embrace
embrace
&c.(endearment) 902
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ kiss
kiss
kiss hands
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ drink to
drink to
pledge
hob and nob
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ move to
move to
nod to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ smile upon
smile upon
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ uncover
uncover
cap
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ touch the hat
touch the hat
take off the hat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ doff the cap
doff the cap
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ present arms
present arms
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make way for
make way for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ bow
bow
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make one's bow
make one's bow
make a leg
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ scrape
scrape
curtsy
courtesy
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ bob a curtsy
bob a curtsy
bob a courtesy
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ kneel
kneel
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ bow the knee
bow the knee
bend the knee
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ visit
visit
wait upon
present oneself
pay one's respects
pay a visit
&c.(sociability) 892
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ dance attendance on
dance attendance on
&c.(servility) 886
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ pay attentions to
pay attentions to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ do homage to
do homage to
&c.(respect) 928
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ prostrate oneself
prostrate oneself
&c.(worship) 990
GRP: \\ V \\ 7
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ give one's duty to
give one's duty to
send one's duty to
&c.->N.
render polite
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ polish
polish
civilize
humanize
PARAG:Courtesy->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ courteous
courteous
polite
civil
mannerly
urbane
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ well-behaved
well-behaved
well-mannered
well-bred
well-brought up
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ good-mannered
good-mannered
polished
civilized
cultivated
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ refined
refined
&c.(taste) 850
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gentlemanlike
gentlemanlike
&c.(fashion) 852
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gallant
gallant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ on one's good behavior
on one's good behavior
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ fine spoken
fine spoken
fair spoken
soft-spoken
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ honey-mouthed
honey-mouthed
honey-tongued
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ oily
oily
bland
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ obliging
obliging
conciliatory
complaisant
complacent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ obsequious
obsequious
&c.???*
???>886
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ ingratiating
ingratiating
winning
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ gentle
gentle
mild
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ good-humored
good-humored
cordial
gracious
affable
familiar
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ neighborly
neighborly
PARAG:Courtesy->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ courteously
courteously
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with a good grace
with a good grace
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with open arms
with open arms
with outstretched arms
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ a bras ouverts
a bras ouverts
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ suaviter in modo
suaviter in modo
in good humor
PARAG:Courtesy->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ hail
hail
=>!
welcome
=>!
well met
=>!
ave
=>!
all hail
=>!
good day
good morrow
=>!
Godspeed
=>!
pax vobiscum
=>!
may your shadow never be less
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • courtesy — [kʉrt′ə sē; ] for 4 [, kʉrt′sē] n. pl. courtesies [ME courteisie < OFr curteisie: see COURTEOUS] 1. courteous behavior; gracious politeness 2. a polite, helpful, or considerate act or remark 3. an act or usage intended to honor or compliment… …   English World dictionary

  • Courtesy — Cour te*sy (k?r t? s?), n.; pl. {Courtesies} ( s?z). [OE. cortaisie, corteisie, courtesie, OF. curteisie, cortoisie, OF. curteisie, cortoisie, F. courtoisie, fr. curteis, corteis. See {Courteous}.] 1. Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Courtesy — comes from old french courteis (12th century) is gentle politeness and courtly manners. In the Middle Ages in Europe, the behaviour expected of the gentry was compiled in courtesy books. One of the most influential of these was Il Cortegiano (The …   Wikipedia

  • courtesy — courtesy, amenity, attention, gallantry are comparable when they denote a manner or an act which promotes agreeable or pleasant social relations. Courtesy suggests consideration for others or deference (as to their rank, sex, or age); it usually… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • courtesy — ► NOUN (pl. courtesies) 1) courteous behaviour. 2) a polite speech or action, especially one required by convention. ● (by) courtesy of Cf. ↑courtesy of …   English terms dictionary

  • Courtesy — Courte sy (k[^u]rt s[y^]), n. [See the preceding word.] An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees. [Written also {curtsy} and {curtsey}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • courtesy — [n1] good manners address, affability, amenities, amiability, attentiveness, ceremony, chivalry, civility, comity, complaisance, consideration, cordiality, courteousness, courtliness, cultivation, culture, deference, elegance, familiarity, favor …   New thesaurus

  • Courtesy — Courte sy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Courtesied} ( s[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Courtesying}.] To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Courtesy — Courte sy, v. t. To treat with civility. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • courtesy — I noun affability, amenity, amiability, chivalry, civility, comitas, comity, complaisance, consideration, cordiality, courteous conduct, courteousness, courtliness, deference, elegance of manners, etiquette, excellence of behavior, friendliness,… …   Law dictionary

  • courtesy — early 13c., curteisie, from O.Fr. curteisie (Mod.Fr. courtoisie), from curteis courteous (see COURTEOUS (Cf. courteous)). A specialized sense of curteisie is the source of English CURTSY (Cf. curtsy) …   Etymology dictionary

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