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courtliness

[ kawrt-lee, kohrt- ]SEE DEFINITION OF courtliness

Synonyms for courtliness

  • delicacy
  • dignity
  • elegance
  • erudition
  • finesse
  • grace
  • graciousness
  • nicety
  • nuance
  • precision
  • sophistication
  • subtlety
  • tact
  • affability
  • civility
  • courtesy
  • discrimination
  • enlightenment
  • fastidiousness
  • fineness
  • finish
  • gentility
  • gentleness
  • knowledge
  • lore
  • polish
  • politeness
  • politesse
  • style
  • suavity
  • taste
  • urbanity
  • fine point
  • fine tuning
  • good breeding
  • good manners
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Antonyms for courtliness

  • ignorance
  • inelegance
  • roughness
  • tactlessness
  • discourtesy
  • impoliteness
  • rudeness
  • bad manners
  • corruption
  • crudeness
  • dirtying
  • pollution
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COURTLINESS

Sir Terence was the very quintessence of courtliness, of concern for the other.

She liked the courtliness, and gave in return her lovely smile and a little bow.

Her playfulness and pleasure in the game of courtliness forsook her.

And the kindliness and the courtliness of that bow made them very happy.

For never was her peer found for beauty, disposition, and courtliness.'

The evening was one to remember, with its brilliance and beauty and courtliness.

He took her to have an ice, and she observed with pleasure the courtliness with which he used her.

He could flatter the young by his courtliness and amuse the old by his repartee.

So to set an example of courtliness and humility, he sat among the lowest.

He emanated a soothing aura of charm, culture, and courtliness.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "having manners befitting a court," from court (n.) + -ly (1). Meaning "pertaining to the court" is from late 15c. Courtly love "highly conventionalized medieval chivalric love" (amour courtois) is attested from 1896.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COURTLINESS

chivalry

nounvalor, gallantry
  • courage
  • courtesy
  • courtliness
  • fairness
  • politeness
  • valiance
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