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Synonyms for courteous
ˈkɜr ti əscour·te·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. courteousadjective

    Antonyms:
    discourteous

  2. courteousadjective

    Antonyms:
    discourteous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. courteous

    A civil person observes such propriety of speech and manner as to avoid being rude; one who is polite (literally polished) observes more than the necessary proprieties, conforming to all that is graceful, becoming, and thoughtful in the intercourse of refined society. A man may be civil with no consideration for others, simply because self-respect forbids him to be rude; but one who is polite has at least some care for the opinions of others, and if polite in the highest and truest sense, which is coming to be the prevailing one, he cares for the comfort and happiness of others in the smallest matters. Civil is a colder and more distant word than polite; courteous is fuller and richer, dealing often with greater matters, and is used only in the good sense. Courtly suggests that which befits a royal court, and is used of external grace and stateliness without reference to the prompting feeling; as, the courtly manners of the ambassador. Genteel refers to an external elegance, which may be showy and superficial, and the word is thus inferior to polite or courteous. Urbane refers to a politeness that is genial and successful in giving others a sense of ease and cheer. Polished refers to external elegancies of speech and manner without reference to spirit or purpose; as, a polished gentleman or a polished scoundrel; cultured refers to a real and high development of mind and soul, of which the external manifestation is the smallest part. Complaisant denotes a disposition to please or favor beyond what politeness would necessarily require.

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, civil, complaisant, courtly, cultivated, cultured, elegant, genteel, gracious, obliging, polished, polite, urbane, well-behaved, well-bred, well-mannered

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bluff, blunt, boorish, brusk, clownish, coarse, discourteous, ill-behaved, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insolent, insulting, raw, rude, rustic, uncivil, uncouth, unmannerly, unpolished, untaught, untutored

Princeton's WordNet

  1. courteous, gracious, niceadjective

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness

    "a nice gesture"

    Synonyms:
    overnice, squeamish, gracious, dainty, benignant, nice, prissy, skillful, decent

    Antonyms:
    unchivalrous, short(p), impolite, discourteous, brusk, abrupt, ungallant, caddish, curt, brusque, unceremonious

  2. courteousadjective

    characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners

    "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon

    Synonyms:
    gracious, nice

    Antonyms:
    abrupt, brusk, ungallant, short(p), curt, caddish, impolite, discourteous, unceremonious, brusque, unchivalrous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. courteousadjective

    Synonyms:
    polite, civil, affable, urbane, complaisant, gracious, courtly, ceremonious, debonair, respectful, obliging, well-bred

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. courteousadjective

    Synonyms:
    deferential, polite, debonair, gracious, urbane, civil, respectful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "courteous":

    polite, courtesy, gracious, courteously, neighborly

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How to use courteous in a sentence?

  1. Steven McCraw:

    Regardless of the situation it doesn't matter where it happens a DPS state trooper has got an obligation to exhibit professionalism and be courteous ... and that wasn't the case in this situation.

  2. Steven McCraw:

    Regardless of the situation, it doesn't matter where it happens, a DPS state trooper has got an obligation to exhibit professionalism and be courteous ... and that wasn't the case in this situation.

  3. George Washington:

    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

  4. George Washington:

    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    An iron-willed, courteous person likes to be loved by the gentle heart of living beings and not loves to be liked as soft or stilled,non-living thing.


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