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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of showing regard for others; A courteous manner that respects accepted social usage.

Usage examples (30)
  • I love how the politeness is at odds with the situation.
  • And is not what we call politeness an illusion, and a very ugly illusion?
  • You would be surprised to see how entirely his politeness is his weapon of defence against the low and ill-mannered.
  • You are quite right though .. politeness is essential. for more
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