polite - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/pəˈlaɪt/
adjectivepolite
comparativepoliter
superlativepolitest
  1. someone who is polite behaves towards other people in a pleasant way that follows all the usual rules of society
    polite to:

    You must be more polite to the customers.

    be polite of someone:

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

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      used about someone’s behaviour

      His refusal was firm but polite.

      She forced a polite smile.

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derived word

politeness

noun [uncountable]