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1. polite

adjective. ['pəˈlaɪt'] showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc..

Synonyms

  • nice
  • courteous
  • mannerly
  • well-mannered
  • politeness
  • niceness

Antonyms

  • impoliteness
  • unfriendly
  • ungracious
  • unkind

Etymology

  • politus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Polite

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

How do you pronounce polite?

Pronounce polite as pəˈlaɪt.

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Sentences with polite


1. Adjective
Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Remember to keep your tone polite and professional.

Quotes about polite


1. D.C. fans, I think, are so good. They just come up to me, and they're so nice and so polite and just, 'Hey, I hope you have a great career,' and 'How are you doing, everything's good?' That's pretty much where they leave it at.
- Bryce Harper

2. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
- Confucius

3. An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

2. polite

adjective. ['pəˈlaɪt'] marked by refinement in taste and manners.

Synonyms

  • genteel
  • civilized
  • civilised
  • refined
  • cultivated

Antonyms

  • unfastidious
  • nastiness
  • nasty
  • unpleasant

Etymology

  • politus (Latin)

3. polite

adjective. ['pəˈlaɪt'] not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.

Synonyms

  • civil

Antonyms

  • uncivil
  • unpropitious

Etymology

  • politus (Latin)
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