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noun courtesy pronunciation in American English /ˈkɜrtəsi/
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singularcourtesy
pluralcourtesies
  1. [uncountable] polite behavior 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.
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    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.
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