HyperDic: polite

English > 3 senses of the word polite:
ADJECTIVEallpoliteshowing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
allpolite, civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteelmarked by refinement in taste and manners
allpolite, civilnot rude
polite > pronunciation
Soundspahlay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > polite: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc..
Attribute ofpoliteness, nicenessA courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
Narrowercourteous, gracious, niceExhibiting courtesy and politeness / politeness
mannerly, well-manneredsocially correct in behavior
Oppositeimpolitenot polite
Spanisheducado
Nounspolitenessthe act of showing regard for others
Adverbspolitelyin a polite manner
English > polite: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by refinement in taste and manners.
Example "polite society"
Synonymscivilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel
Broaderrefined(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
Spanishcivilizado, cortés, cultivado, educado, fino, gentil, refinado
Catalancivilitzat, cortès, culte, cultivat, educat, fi, gentil, refinat
English > polite: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.
Synonymcivil
Attribute ofcivilityformal or perfunctory politeness
Oppositeuncivil, rudelacking civility or good manners
Spanishcívico, correcto, cortés, cumplido, educado
Catalancívic, correcte, cortès, educat
Nounspolitenessa courteous manner that respects accepted social usage

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