HyperDic: courteous

English > 2 senses of the word courteous:
ADJECTIVEallcourteous, gracious, niceexhibiting courtesy and politeness / politeness
allcourteouscharacterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
courteous > pronunciation
Soundsker'tiyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > courteous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExhibiting courtesy and politeness / politeness.
Synonymsgracious, nice
Broaderpoliteshowing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
Spanishcortés
Adverbscourteouslyin a polite manner
English > courteous: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by courtesy and gracious good manners.
Example"if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon
Attribute ofcourtesy, good mannersA courteous manner
Narrowerchivalrous, gallant, knightlyAttentive to women like an ideal knight
See alsorespectfulFull of or exhibiting respect
Oppositediscourteousshowing no courtesy
Spanishcordial, cortés

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