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Synonyms

polite

adjective

someone who is polite behaves towards other people in a pleasant way that follows all the usual rules of society

civil

adjective

polite, especially in a formal way and without being friendly

correct

adjective

behaving in a way that is considered socially right or polite

courteous

adjective

polite, especially in a formal way

gentlemanly

adjective

a gentlemanly man behaves in a polite way and considers other people’s feelings

chivalrous

adjective

a chivalrous man is polite and kind and shows respect to women

well-mannered

adjective

polite

proper

adjective

behaving in a manner that most people would consider correct and polite

gallant

adjective

old-fashioned a man who is gallant treats women in an extremely polite and helpful way

civilized

adjective

polite and reasonable

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civilly

adverb

in a polite way, especially without being friendly

courtly

adjective

formal very polite in a formal way

decorous

adjective

formal polite and formal

genteel

adjective

typical of polite well-educated people belonging to a high social class who have strict moral standards and are easily shocked by anything rude

graceful

adjective

showing good manners and respect for other people

gracious

adjective

showing kindness and good manners

ladylike

adjective

behaving in a quiet polite way that was traditionally considered suitable for a woman

nicely

adverb

in a polite or friendly way

polite

adjective

used about someone’s behaviour

politely

adverb

in a polite way

refined

adjective

someone who is refined is very polite and well educated, and enjoys art, music etc

urbane

adjective

behaving in a pleasant, relaxed, and correct way in social situations

well-behaved

adjective

a well-behaved child or animal behaves in a way that is polite or gentle and does not upset people

well-bred

adjective

someone who is well bred has been taught good manners and given a good education and is often from a high social class

well-brought-up

adjective

someone who is well-brought-up knows how to behave politely because they have been taught well by their parents

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