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synonyms for courteousness

  • civility
  • genteelness
  • gentility
  • good manners
  • graciousness
  • mannerliness
  • manners
  • politeness
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How to use courteousness in a sentence

Courteousness is peculiarly suited to their age and sex, and particularly expected of them.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
And now they treated him with that courteousness of manner which success in life always begets.
PHINEAS FINNANTHONY TROLLOPE
He had no liking for general society, though his natural courteousness made him shrink from seeming ungracious.
LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
"My blessing upon you, O Ròn," he said, with the good kind courteousness that was his.
THE DIVINE ADVENTURE ETC. (WORKS VOL. 4)FIONA MACLEOD
Personally he possesses charming, agreeable manners and Chesterfieldan courteousness, which vastly contributes to his popularity.
THE MERRY-GO-ROUNDCARL VAN VECHTEN
Nevertheless, I had risen to make this answer, the ill grace of which I strove to attenuate by the courteousness of my attitude.
LED ASTRAY AND THE SPHINXOCTAVE FEUILLET
The children all thought they knew what Mrs. Howard meant, and with true courteousness they all avoided looking at Gracie.
JESSIE'S PARROTJOANNA MATHEWS
The stranger was not introduced as a physician: he behaved with great courteousness and prudence.
WILHELM MEISTER'S APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAVELS, VOL. I (OF 2)JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
An angry person is generally impolite; and where contention and ill-will are, there can be no courteousness.
CHARACTER AND CONDUCTVARIOUS
His command of temper, and courteousness under provocation, united to form a rare man, and to give him influence.
THE LOYALISTS OF MASSACHUSETTSJAMES H. STARK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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