polite ( politer comparative) ( politest superlative )
1 adj Someone who is polite has good manners and behaves in a way that is socially correct and not rude to other people., (Antonym: rude)
Everyone around him was trying to be polite, but you could tell they were all bored..., It's not polite to point or talk about strangers in public..., Gately, a quiet and very polite young man, made a favourable impression..., I hate having to make polite conversation.
politely adv usu ADV with v, also ADV adj (Antonym: rudely)
`Your home is beautiful,' I said politely...
She listened to him, but only out of politeness.
2 adj You can refer to people who consider themselves to be socially superior and to set standards of behaviour for everyone else as polite society or polite company.
Certain words are vulgar and not acceptable in polite society.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 affable, civil, complaisant, courteous, deferential, gracious, mannerly, obliging, respectful, well-behaved, well-mannered
2 civilized, courtly, cultured, elegant, genteel, polished, refined, sophisticated, urbane, well-bred
crude, discourteous, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insulting, rude, uncultured, unrefined
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