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synonyms for polite

  • affable
  • amiable
  • attentive
  • civil
  • conciliatory
  • considerate
  • cordial
  • courteous
  • courtly
  • deferential
  • diplomatic
  • friendly
  • genteel
  • gentle
  • good-natured
  • gracious
  • neighborly
  • pleasant
  • respectful
  • sociable
  • sympathetic
  • thoughtful
  • well-behaved
  • well-mannered
  • amenable
  • bland
  • complaisant
  • concerned
  • condescending
  • cultured
  • elegant
  • mild
  • nice
  • obliging
  • obsequious
  • polished
  • politic
  • punctilious
  • refined
  • smooth
  • solicitous
  • urbane
  • well-bred
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antonyms for polite

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  • aloof
  • antagonistic
  • callous
  • cold
  • cool
  • disagreeable
  • discourteous
  • disrespectful
  • hateful
  • heedless
  • impolite
  • inattentive
  • inconsiderate
  • mean
  • nasty
  • rough
  • rude
  • surly
  • thoughtless
  • uncaring
  • uncivil
  • unfeeling
  • unfriendly
  • unkind
  • unmannerly
  • unmindful
  • unpleasant
  • unrefined
  • unsociable
  • uncivilized
  • unsophisticated
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How to use polite in a sentence

Bryant is a “Thank you” and “You’re very welcome” type of guy — polite, suburban, cultured, well-heeled.
KOBE BRYANT PUNCHED A TEAMMATE OVER $100, AND IT WASN’T SHAQJEFF PEARLMANSEPTEMBER 25, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
On Friday, Scarane and her supporters were at the doors, having conversations that ranged from polite to promising.
THE TRAILER: THE FIRST STATE GOES LASTDAVID WEIGELSEPTEMBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Apple’s response to developers is often curt and boilerplate, but even with that, you must be polite on many occasions, like a servant asking the master what he wants next.
APPLE’S APP STORE DRAWS SCRUTINY IN YET ANOTHER COUNTRYVERNE KOPYTOFFSEPTEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
As a Swede, I have very limited interest in etiquette, but shutting up seemed like the polite thing to do even to me.
‘THE DREAM ARCHITECTS’: INSIDE THE MAKING OF GAMING’S BIGGEST FRANCHISESRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Despite the patrician veneers and volley of five dollar words, this wasn’t polite conversation.
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She would have liked to answer that it was Mademoiselle who had got in her way; but Mother wished her to be always polite.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
The two men plunged into discussion, and Isabel, her eyes expressing a polite interest, studied the face of her cousin.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He thought nothing of it now, when she nodded in her polite little way, and opened the door for herself.
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Presently he rose and left the table with a polite bow that included both the others.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
I am not afraid of being crushed, for no doubt you would always remember to be polite, if not considerate.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO POLITE

  • considerate
  • cooperative
  • friendly
  • generous
  • handy
  • helpful
  • hospitable
  • kind
  • neighborly
  • obliging
  • on deck
  • on tap
  • polite
  • unselfish
  • user friendly
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