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synonyms for civility

  • comity
  • courtesy
  • decorum
  • politeness
  • propriety
  • respect
  • affability
  • amenity
  • compliance
  • tact
See also synonyms for: civilities

antonyms for civility

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  • bad manners
  • impoliteness
  • rudeness
  • discourtesy
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How to use civility in a sentence

Am I not in France—gay, delightful France—partaking of the kindness and civility of the country?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
The same game of finesse was played at his own table; for there De Patinos had for some time assumed an air of civility.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
A courteous manner, and graceful offer of service are valued highly when offered, and the giver loses nothing by her civility.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Nothing could rouse him out of his tame civility, which had been taken more than once for obsequiousness.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He omitted no opportunity of showing marked civility to Tallard.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Show by your manner that you have heartily enjoyed the entertainment you owe to his civility.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Academies are to universities as maturity is to childhood, oratory to grammar, or politeness to the first lessons in civility.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
However, they behaved themselves with the greatest civility, and greeted me in the evening and morning with a right hearty salaam.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
I suppose I am growing sensitive; perhaps, by living among barbarians, I expect more civility.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CIVILITY

  • amenity
  • assiduities
  • care
  • civility
  • compliment
  • consideration
  • deference
  • gallantry
  • mindfulness
  • politeness
  • regard
  • respect
  • service
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