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Synonyms for courteous
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. courteous, gracious, nice(adj)

    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. courteous(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. courteous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    discourteous

  2. courteous(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. courteous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. courteous(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    polite, courtesy, gracious, courteously, neighborly

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How to use courteous in a sentence?

  1. George Washington:

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

  2. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A humble, courteous and lovely attitude is the beauty of talk; whereas, truth with honesty is the soul of talk

  4. Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965:

    Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    No one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behaviour.


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