politeness


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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

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the act of showing regard for others

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Which it is well beknown to yourself, Pip," returned Joe, strengthening his former mixture of argumentation, confidence, and politeness, "that it were the wish of your own hart.
My own conscience and your politeness, sir, are the guarantees of that.
It would have required the penetration of Oedipus or the Sphinx to have divined the irony the count concealed beneath these words, apparently uttered with the greatest politeness.
Bennet by admiring Mrs' Phillips's manners and politeness.
He absolutely avoided speaking to me; I was now spared even the falsehood of his politeness.
She was right; in a few minutes he appeared, and, making his way through the then thinning rows, spoke with like calm politeness to Mrs.
She is young, rather pretty modest and unpretending, and full of winning politeness.
He had, nevertheless, received from his family some education and some politeness of manner; but he had been thrown on the world too young, he had been in garrison at too early an age, and every day the polish of a gentleman became more and more effaced by the rough friction of his gendarme's cross-belt.
Now and then, losing his calm as he felt himself more and more foolish, Hayward became abusive, and only the American's smiling politeness prevented the argument from degenerating into a quarrel.
And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
Sternly controlling my temper I bowed, and said with icy politeness, "You have the advantage of me, sir.
He had received his name from the suavity of his countenance, the inveterate politeness of his language, and the unassailable composure of his manner.
He had made Alban the innocent means of publicly exhibiting his perfect temper and perfect politeness, under their best and brightest aspect.
So I should imagine," replied the Emperor, with true politeness.
C had lived (judging by appearances) in the days when the old-fashioned laws of politeness were still in force.