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adjective polite pronunciation in American English /pəˈlaɪt/
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adjectivepolite
comparativepoliter
superlativepolitest
  1. someone who is polite behaves toward other people in a pleasant way that follows all the usual rules of society
    be polite of someone: It wasn’t very polite of you to keep interrupting me.
    polite to: You must be more polite to the customers.
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    1. a.
      used about someones behavior
      His refusal was firm but polite.
      She forced a polite smile.
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politeness

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