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Synonyms for politeness

Synonyms for politeness

a courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease in dealings and social relationships

Synonyms for politeness

a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage



the act of showing regard for others

References in classic literature ?
Only to give you a lesson in politeness," said Gentleman Jones.
Sir," said Gentleman Jones, smoothing down his wristbands again, and addressing me blandly as I lay on the floor, "I have the honor to inform you that you have now received your first lesson in politeness.
Then the officer, with the same calm politeness, invited his prisoner to enter the house.
She might have had the politeness to send that message at first, but it's better late than never.
At these words, uttered with the most exquisite sweetness and politeness, Madame de Morcerf replied.
My dear Count," said Albert, "I will endeavor to return your politeness at Rome, and place my coupe at your disposal until your own be ready.
He did it with the smoothest politeness, on the surface.
The countess was upset by her friend's sorrow and humiliating poverty, and was therefore out of sorts, a state of mind which with her always found expression in calling her maid "my dear" and speaking to her with exaggerated politeness.
After a professional scrutiny, prolonged to the limit of politeness, "Pardon me," he said; "one asking information should be willing to impart it.
We received the men and their wives, the men and their mothers, the men and their grandmothers--but, in place of their unmarried daughters, elaborate excuses, offered with a shameless politeness wonderful to see.
He said Islamabad traffic police should ensure implementation of helmets and seat belts rules and police officers should show politeness with public, while leadership training of Station Head Officers (SHOs) should also be conducted.
At its root, the very notion of politeness is so gendered in our unequal society that it can simply translate into an overwhelming pressure for women to self-censor or self-flagellate.
Teachers were expected to deal students with politeness and not to make them scared of corporal punishment.
He had an exceptional acting prowess and versatility and was widely known in showbiz circles for his decency, politeness and mannerism as an actor.
The encounter between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and durian could be as much about the politeness that the Japanese are known for as it is about how the tasty but pungent fruit tested politeness' limits.