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synonyms for courtly

  • affable
  • aristocratic
  • civilized
  • dignified
  • elegant
  • gallant
  • gracious
  • polite
  • stately
  • adulatory
  • august
  • ceremonious
  • chivalrous
  • civil
  • complimentary
  • conventional
  • cultured
  • decorous
  • flattering
  • formal
  • high-bred
  • imposing
  • lofty
  • obliging
  • polished
  • preux
  • prim
  • refined
  • studied
  • urbane
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antonyms for courtly

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  • impolite
  • rude
  • undignified
  • unmannerly
  • unrefined
  • unsophisticated
  • vulgar
  • indecorous
  • inelegant
  • provincial
  • rough
  • uncivil
  • unpolished
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How to use courtly in a sentence

Al-Jazari’s courtly mechanical servants and the killer sentries in imaginative literature share a link to surveillance, foreshadowing another purpose to which AI and robots have often been turned.
ANCIENT ROBOTS WERE OBJECTS OF FANTASY AND FUNE. R. TRUITT/MIT PRESS READERNOVEMBER 30, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Sentries and guards keep watch and discern friend from foe, while courtly servants operate in ritualized, hierarchical environments where people are under constant scrutiny.
ANCIENT ROBOTS WERE OBJECTS OF FANTASY AND FUNE. R. TRUITT/MIT PRESS READERNOVEMBER 30, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The Turkish crescent—a pole with metal jangles—shook both on the battlefield and in courtly ceremonies.
YOUR BRAIN IS LIKE BEETHOVEN - ISSUE 107: THE EDGEJONATHAN BERGEROCTOBER 27, 2021NAUTILUS
He was greatly admired for his fine physique and courtly bearing, and yet but few sought his acquaintance.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Reining in his horse, he dismounted, and making what he thought a most courtly bow, he bade her good evening.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
He spoke her own tongue fluently, and never in Constantinople had she met a gentleman more at his ease in courtly company.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
But, first, shall I not buy you a book—some exquisite book full of strange perfumes and passionate courtly gestures?
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
Until quite recently a courtly, aristocratic art had shed its light upon the whole of Europe.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Next tripping came a courtly fair, John cried, enchanted with her air, "What lovely wench is that there here?"
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
Rubens is now only a 'healthy, worthy, kind-hearted, courtly-phrased animal.'
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
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WORDS RELATED TO COURTLY

  • aloof
  • blue-blooded
  • courtly
  • dignified
  • elegant
  • elite
  • fine
  • haughty
  • noble
  • patrician
  • polished
  • refined
  • silk-stocking
  • snobbish
  • stylish
  • upper-class
  • well-born
  • well-bred
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.