courtesy - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˈkɜː(r)təsi/
singularcourtesy
pluralcourtesies
  1. [uncountable] polite behaviour that shows respect for people in social situations

    a man who treats everyone with kindness and courtesy

    It’s only common courtesy to thank someone when they help.

    1. a.
      [countable] something that you say or do to be polite

      It would be a courtesy to call them and tell them we’ll be late.