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Definition 1: characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where courteous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world

(courteous is similar to ...) being attentive to women like an ideal knight

(means also ...) full of or exhibiting respect

"respectful behavior" "a respectful glance"

(... are attributes of courteous) a courteous manner

Definition 2: exhibiting courtesy and politeness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where courteous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nice gesture

Synonyms for courteous in the sense of this definition

(courteous is similar to ...) showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

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