Word:

Polite

Po`lite´
a.1.Smooth; polished.
Rays of light falling on a polite surface.
- Sir I. Newton.
2.Smooth and refined in behavior or manners; well bred; courteous; complaisant; obliging; civil.
He marries, bows at court, and grows polite.
- Pope.
3.Characterized by refinement, or a high degree of finish; as, polite literature.
v. t.1.To polish; to refine; to render polite.
Adj.1.polite - showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
Antonyms:
impolite - not polite
2.polite - marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
3.polite - not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others; "even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham
Synonyms: civil
accommodating, affable, agreeable, attentive, complaisant, cordial, deferential, diplomatic, fair, formal, graceful, gracious, obliging, polished, proper, respectful, solicitous, tactful
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