HyperDic: politely

English > 1 sense of the word politely:
ADVERBallpolitely, courteouslyin a polite manner
politely > pronunciation
Soundspahlay'tliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > politely: 1 sense > adverb 1
MeaningIn a polite manner.
Example"the policeman answered politely, 'Now look here, lady...'"
Synonymcourteously
Oppositeimpolitely, discourteously, rudelyIn an impolite manner
Catalanamb cortesia, cortesament
Adjectivespoliteshowing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

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