HyperDic: politeness

English > 2 senses of the word politeness:
NOUNattributepoliteness, nicenessa courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
actpoliteness, civilitythe act of showing regard for others
politeness > pronunciation
Soundspahlay'tnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > politeness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA courteous manner that respects accepted social usage.
Synonymniceness
Attributesimpolitenot polite
politeshowing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
Broadercourtesy, good mannersA courteous manner
OppositeimpolitenessA discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage
Spanishcortesía, urbanidad
Catalanurbanitat
Adjectivespolitenot rude
English > politeness: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of showing regard for others.
Synonymcivility
NarrowercourtesyA courteous or respectful or considerate act
deference, respectA courteous expression / expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
devoirformal expression / expression of respect
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishcivilidad, cortesía, educación, urbanidad
Catalancivilitat, educació, urbanitat
Adjectivespoliteshowing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

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