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1. politeness

noun. ['pəˈlaɪtnəs'] a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage.

Synonyms

  • polite
  • good manners
  • impolite
  • niceness

Antonyms

  • polite
  • discourtesy
  • impoliteness
  • discourteous

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • polite (English)
  • politus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Politeness

  • forthrightness
  • whiteness
  • brightness
  • tightness
  • rightness
  • lightness

Sentences with politeness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Eating everything on your plate is a sign of politeness.

Quotes about politeness


1. In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
- Gustave Flaubert

3. It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

2. politeness

noun. ['pəˈlaɪtnəs'] the act of showing regard for others.

Synonyms

  • devoir
  • courtesy
  • respect
  • action
  • deference

Antonyms

  • incivility
  • civil
  • ungraciousness
  • courteous

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • polite (English)
  • politus (Latin)
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