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adverb as in civilly

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In response, she received courteous acknowledgements of her messages but little else.

The Gov.-General courteously proposed to send a large bodyguard to his consulate, but it was not necessary.

The general met them, listened courteously to their words of submission, then with a wave of the hand refused the keys.

A policeman courteously notified us that the main street of the city would be closed three hours for a Sunday School parade.

If a stranger offers you the same services, decline it positively, but courteously, at the same time thanking him.

But he was past reason now, and he was not the man to brook haughtiness, however courteously it might be cloaked.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to courteously, such as: politely, affably, and obligingly.

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