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adjective polite pronunciation in American English /pəˈlaɪt/
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adjectivepolite
comparativepoliter
superlativepolitest
  1. someone who is polite behaves toward other people in a pleasant way that follows all the usual rules of society
    be polite of someone:

    It wasn’t very polite of you to keep interrupting me.

    polite to:

    You must be more polite to the customers.

    1. a.
      used about someones behavior

      His refusal was firm but polite.

      She forced a polite smile.

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