Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of showing regard for others
  2. (noun, attribute) a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage

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Synonyms of Politeness

civility, niceness

Antonyms of Politeness


Alternate forms of Politeness

Derivations: polite

Hyponyms: courtesy, deference, devoir, respect

Hypernyms: action, courtesy, good manners

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