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politest, superlative; politer, comparative;
  1. Having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people
    • - they thought she was wrong but were too polite to say so
  2. Of or relating to people who regard themselves as more cultured and refined than others
    • - the picture outraged polite society

  1. showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
  2. civilized: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
  3. civil: 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
  4. (politely) in a polite manner; "the policeman answered politely, `Now look here, lady...'"
  5. (politeness) a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
  6. (politeness) the act of showing regard for others
  7. (politic) marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; "it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"; "a politic decision"; "a politic manager"; "a politic old scoundrel"; "a shrewd and politic reply"
  8. Polite is a semi-regular general interest and humor magazine published in the United States. Its tagline is "Generally interesting."
  9. Polite architecture, or "the Polite" refers to buildings designed to include the artifice of non-local styles for decorative effect by professional architects. Its opposite in architectural terms is vernacular architecture.
  10. Politely (foaled 1963 in Maryland) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. She was bred by Allaire du Pont and raced under her Bohemia Stable banner. ...
  11. Politeness is best expressed as the practical application of good manners or etiquette. It is a culturally defined phenomenon, and therefore what is considered polite in one culture can sometimes be quite rude or simply strange in another cultural context.
  12. (Polites) In Greek mythology, Polites (Greek: Πολίτης) referred to two different people, both of whom feature as minor characters in the epics by Homer.
  13. (Polites (butterfly)) The Polites is genus of North American butterfly of the Hesperiidae family (skippers), subfamily Hesperiinae (grass skippers).
  14. Well-mannered, civilized; Smooth, polished, burnished
  15. (politic) Shrewd, prudent and expedient; Discreet and diplomatic; Artful, crafty or cunning
  16. (Politeness) 1) The screen of language; the irony of civility; a fishing rod. 2) A substitute for war. 3) To wipe your feet carefully on the common doormat before letting yourself in another's premises with a skeleton key. 4) Caliban in a boiled shirt, tuxedo and spats. ...
  17. (Politeness) be careful to avoid derogatory words as they are rude about something or someone. An example is 'puerile', which means silly and childish.
  18. (Politeness) the most acceptable hypocrisy.
  19. Politeness refers to attempts by the crawler software to limit load on a site. Without politeness restrictions the crawler might otherwise overwhelm smaller sites and even cause moderately sized sites to slow down significantly. ...
  20. (POLITES) (Uo\trns\ 1. A son of Priam and Hecabe, and father of Priam the younger, was a valiant warrior, but was slain by Pyrrhus. (Horn. IL ii. 791, xiii. 533, xxiv. 250 ; Virg. Aen. ii. 526, v. 564.)
  21. Polites was a son of Priam and Hecabe. He was killed before them by Neoptolemus.
  22. (politic) shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic; contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient: a politic reply; political: the body politic. Syn. astute, ingenius; wary, discreet. See diplomatic.
  23. (Politic) Slang, v (1)to speak or converse with. Standard, adj. (1)Using or marked by prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; artful. (2)Using, displaying, or proceeding from policy; judicious: a politic decision. (3) Crafty; cunning.
  24. (Politic) to speak or converse with. Primarily used in the Northeast (NY, NJ, PA, etc), United States.
  25. (Keating): the stage in which people indicate and seek mutual trust or respect, and marked by caution in giving commitment or offering criticism; introductions are appropriate.