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synonyms for politeness

  • civility
  • kindness
  • charm
  • culture
  • refinement
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How to use politeness in a sentence

He was so polite with the guards that some detainees suspected he might be an informant.
TO STAY OR TO GO?HANNAH DREIERDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Not only is it insulting and off-putting, I fear that one day he might forget himself in this "polite company" that apparently does not include me.
MISS MANNERS: HUSBAND’S RUDE EATING HABITS DRIVING WIFE UP THE WALLJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
While for some, the pandemic has only reinforced the absurd notion that one does not have to be polite to the people with whom one lives, Miss Manners has noticed that the rising divorce rate during it proves otherwise.
MISS MANNERS: HUSBAND’S RUDE EATING HABITS DRIVING WIFE UP THE WALLJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It was such a polite, respectful group of people, and we just really had a great conversation about games.
THE GAME AWARDS HOSTED ZOOM CALLS WITH HUNDREDS OF FANS. THEY WERE SURPRISINGLY ORDERLY.GENE PARKDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Showers are polite enough to pass through Saturday night, allowing outdoor activities to be enjoyed during these short days.
D.C.-AREA FORECAST: MILDER SUNSHINE TODAY WITH AN EVEN WARMER WEEKENDDAVID STREITDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Protective masks that keep lips and nostrils on lock are now de rigueur among members of polite society.
THE 100 GREATEST INNOVATIONS OF 2020POPULAR SCIENCE STAFFDECEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
She was not born to make money--especially by dodges and false politeness, out of idle, empty-noddled boarders.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
He always kept within certain carefully laid bounds of supercilious politeness.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
True politeness is the language of a good heart, and those possessing that heart will never, under any circumstances, be rude.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Politeness, being based upon real kindness of heart, cannot exist where there is selfishness or brutality to warp its growth.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO POLITENESS

  • affability
  • agreeableness
  • amiability
  • attention
  • attractiveness
  • charity
  • charm
  • complaisance
  • cordiality
  • courtesy
  • delightfulness
  • enjoyableness
  • etiquette
  • gallantry
  • geniality
  • gentility
  • gratefulness
  • kindness
  • mildness
  • pleasantness
  • politeness
  • refinement
  • suavity
  • sweetness
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