adjective, politer, politest.
showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil:
a polite reply.
refined or cultured:
of a refined or elegant kind:
showing regard for others, in manners, speech, behaviour, etc; courteous
cultivated or refined: polite society
elegant or polished: polite letters
late 14c., “polished, burnished” (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin politus “refined, elegant, accomplished,” literally “polished,” past participle of polire “to polish, to make smooth” (see polish (v.)). Used literally at first in English; sense of “elegant, cultured” is first recorded c.1500, that of “behaving courteously” is 1748 (implied in politely). Related: Politeness.
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