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synonyms for politesse

  • address
  • affability
  • amenities
  • amiability
  • attentiveness
  • ceremony
  • chivalry
  • civility
  • comity
  • complaisance
  • consideration
  • cordiality
  • courtliness
  • cultivation
  • culture
  • deference
  • elegance
  • familiarity
  • favor
  • friendliness
  • gallantry
  • generosity
  • geniality
  • genteelness
  • gentility
  • gentleness
  • graciousness
  • indulgence
  • kindness
  • polish
  • politeness
  • refinement
  • respect
  • reverence
  • solicitude
  • suavity
  • sympathy
  • tact
  • thoughtfulness
  • urbanity
  • courteousness
  • gallantness
  • good behavior
  • good breeding
  • mannerliness
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antonyms for politesse

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  • aloofness
  • coldness
  • coolness
  • crudeness
  • disdain
  • dishonor
  • disregard
  • disrespect
  • fear
  • ignorance
  • impoliteness
  • incompatibility
  • indifference
  • meanness
  • neglect
  • roughness
  • rudeness
  • thoughtlessness
  • unfriendliness
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How to use politesse in a sentence

Polite′ness, state or quality of being polite: refinement of manners: good-breeding; Politesse′, politeness.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
He complained that Gothic art fit la politesse une mortelle guerre.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
Of course I remained silent, whereupon “la politesse” vanished and an angry Hun took its place.
'BROTHER BOSCH', AN AIRMAN'S ESCAPE FROM GERMANYGERALD FEATHERSTONE KNIGHT
This was an apology made with all the politesse of a Gaul, and by a great statesman who had recovered his senses.
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. II (OF 3)ISAAC DISRAELI
Aussi à part les indispensables formules de politesse, il parlait peu.
HISTOIRES GRISESE. EDOUARD TAVERNIER
There was much ceremony when they departed—much French politesse, and many charming little attentions were paid.
SALLY BISHOPE. TEMPLE THURSTON
Il n'y a pas de --, formule de politesse par laquelle on agrée un remerciement.quoi qu'il en soit, en tout état des choses.
FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITIONHARRY VINCENT WANN
But she was never found lacking in that beautiful quality which the French call la politesse du cœur.
JANE OGLANDERMARIE BELLOC LOWNDES
Not even the most classical poet could have displayed inborn politeness—la politesse du coeur—in a higher degree.
JASMIN: BARBER, POET, PHILANTHROPISTSAMUEL SMILES
So I sent for a hairdresser, who came post haste, and amused me with his politesse, and Edward with his politique.
BEFORE AND AFTER WATERLOOEDWARD STANLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POLITESSE

  • amenities
  • civility
  • code
  • convention
  • courtesy
  • customs
  • decency
  • decorum
  • deportment
  • dignity
  • form
  • formalities
  • good behavior
  • mores
  • p's and q's
  • politesse
  • proper behavior
  • propriety
  • protocol
  • rules
  • seemliness
  • social graces
  • usage
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