Synonyms for civility
Antonyms for civility
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If Halbert will let me alone, or treat me with civility, he may be sure that I shall not trouble him.
America, at its best, matches a commitment to principle with a concern for civility.
Civility,” said Lady Montague, “costs nothing and buys everything.
Yet it is a civility which I seldom refuse to anything which wears a cap.
The populace were all civility to him so were the ministers.
I am to woo a man before he will pay me the homage of civility.
Now I understand Mr. Briggs' civility, the tradesmen's reticence.
She continued to treat the duke with civility and to pay him many honors.
He seemed to catch my eye like, and I had to speak out of civility.
His civility prevented him from repeating the other, the bitter part.
late 14c., "status of a citizen," from Old French civilite (14c.), from Latin civitatem (nominative civitas) "the art of governing; courteousness," from cvilis "relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen; popular, affable, courteous" (see civil). Later especially "good citizenship" (1530s). Also "state of being civilized" (1540s); "behavior proper to civilized persons" (1560s).