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noun as in niceness

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As 4,000 troops occupied the building, the raucous scene was a far cry from the civility of lawmaking.

Rather than accepting a race to the bottom that downgrades and divides us, we can together create a technology landscape that enables a race to the top—one that supports our interconnection, civility, and deep brilliance.

So it’s important to encourage people to have the patience, civility, and restraint to actually wait for the outcome of the election and to trust the process.

From Fortune

While this may seem like a reasonable statement for the sake of digital civility, it raised the eyebrows of many women, especially women of color, who have consistently been on the receiving end of Twitter death threats and worse for years.

From Ozy

Regarding culture, I’m very motivated and concerned this year about democratic norms and civility within our government.

From Ozy

The “new civility” promoted by Antoine Courtin expected the mouth to be kept shut when smiling.

Indeed, they view us as children who can never adhere to the standards of civility and decency to which they hold other groups.

We should expect the default to be civility, not harassment.

Its civility has been crushed; its fragile peace has been blown apart by the mindless toxicity of a summer of violence.

His second appearance was late Thursday, where he met civility with his own.

Am I not in France—gay, delightful France—partaking of the kindness and civility of the country?

The same game of finesse was played at his own table; for there De Patinos had for some time assumed an air of civility.

A courteous manner, and graceful offer of service are valued highly when offered, and the giver loses nothing by her civility.

Nothing could rouse him out of his tame civility, which had been taken more than once for obsequiousness.

He omitted no opportunity of showing marked civility to Tallard.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to civility, such as: comity, courtesy, decorum, politeness, propriety, and respect.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.