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Meaning & Definition of Polite in English

English

Polite

/pəlaɪt/

adjective

1. Showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

    synonym:
  • polite

2. Marked by refinement in taste and manners

  • "Cultivated speech"
  • "Cultured bostonians"
  • "Cultured tastes"
  • "A genteel old lady"
  • "Polite society"
    synonym:
  • civilized
  • ,
  • civilised
  • ,
  • cultivated
  • ,
  • cultured
  • ,
  • genteel
  • ,
  • polite

3. 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
    synonym:
  • civil
  • ,
  • polite

Examples of using

You're polite as fuck!
In your place I'd be more polite, who knows what might happen...
You're both very polite.