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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being polite.

Usage examples (32)
  • That book has themes of loyalty, courteousness, and love.
  • “The courteousness that we must show towards women should make you …”
  • But in recent years, many people have noticed that the fan experience lacks the courteousness and civility it once had.
  • “Resistance to Civil Government,” surely did not wish to imply that the American government was distinctive in its courteousness. for more
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