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Polite words and expressions - synonyms or related words

pardon

interjection

used when you want to pass someone in a small space

hope

verb

used in polite statements

seem

verb

used when you want to say something in a more careful or polite and less direct way

perhaps

adverb

spoken

used as a polite reply to someone when you do not completely agree with what they have said

pardon me

American

used when you want to pass someone in a small space

excuse me

used for politely getting someone’s attention

if you don’t mind me/my saying so

a polite way of telling someone that you do not want your comments or advice to offend them

I would prefer it if

used for telling someone politely not to do something

do you mind?

used for getting someone’s permission to do something. This can either be polite, impolite, or humorous. If someone says it in a loud way, they are showing that they are angry or annoyed

if I may say (so)

used for introducing a personal comment when you know that the person you are speaking to may find this offensive

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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