Synonyms for polite
Antonyms for polite
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POLITE
"She might have been polite enough to invite me in," said Halbert, with chagrin.
I knew I could make something more than a polite sosh out of you.
I don't call that polite, seeing that I have come back to live with you.
The plausible and polite manner of the stranger was effectual with George.
A polite lie had been written to her husband, a banker of power in the city.
"To you, my sister--" which is the polite method of story asking in that part of the country.
He never troubled himself to be polite, but he watched me; always he watched me.
"You shouldn't have done that," she said, making the polite protest.
I am not so polite as I should be, I know, and you perhaps are a little too polite.
A polite summons to the great lady's presence raised our hopes.
late 14c., "polished, burnished" (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin politus "refined, elegant, accomplished," literally "polished," past participle of polire "to polish, to make smooth" (see polish (v.)). Used literally at first in English; sense of "elegant, cultured" is first recorded c.1500, that of "behaving courteously" is 1748 (implied in politely). Related: Politeness.