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Polite words and expressions - synonyms or related words



used in polite statements



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



formal used for showing that you are being polite



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

I’d/we’d be delighted

used for politely accepting an invitation, or agreeing or offering to do something

no disrespect (to)

used before you say something that might offend someone, to show that you do not intend to offend them

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

I took the liberty of doing something

used for telling someone that you have done something without their permission but you hope that they approve of this

excuse me

used for politely getting someone’s attention

excuse me

used for politely telling someone you are leaving



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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