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Synonyms for polite
pəˈlaɪtpo·lite

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Wiktionary5.0 / 2 votes

  1. politeadjective

    Antonyms:
    impolite, rude

  2. politeadjective

    Antonyms:
    impolite, rude

  3. politeadjective

    Antonyms:
    impolite, rude

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. polite

    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, courteous, courtly, cultivated, cultured, elegant, genteel, gracious, obliging, polished, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. polite

    Synonyms:
    elegant, refined, wellbred, courteous, obliging, complaisant, civil, courtly, polished, genteel, accomplished

    Antonyms:
    awkward, rude, uncouth, illbred, discourteous, boorish, clownish, disobliging

Princeton's WordNet3.8 / 4 votes

  1. politeadjective

    showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

    Synonyms:
    civilised, genteel, cultivated, civil, cultured, civilized

    Antonyms:
    bratty, ungracious, impolite, ill-mannered, unmannered, unrefined, rude, unparliamentary, unmannerly, brattish, discourteous, bad-mannered

  2. civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, politeadjective

    marked by refinement in taste and manners

    "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"

    Synonyms:
    civilised, civil, genteel, cultivated, cultured, civilized

    Antonyms:
    unparliamentary, unrefined, discourteous, rude, ill-mannered, unmannerly, unmannered, impolite, bad-mannered, bratty, brattish, ungracious

  3. civil, politeadjective

    not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others

    "even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

    Synonyms:
    civil, genteel, cultured, civilised, cultivated, civic, civilized

    Antonyms:
    unrefined, unparliamentary, discourteous, unmannered, rude, ill-mannered, brattish, unmannerly, bad-mannered, ungracious, bratty, impolite

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. politeadjective

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, genteel, cultivated, refined, courteous, civil, affable, complaisant, courtly, gracious, urbane, polished, well-behaved, well-mannered, well-bred

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. politeadjective

    Synonyms:
    courtly, civil, courteous, suave, urbane, deferential debonair, mannerly

    Antonyms:
    impolite

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "polite":

    poli, courteous, polished, rude

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How to use polite in a sentence?

  1. Yazar Mesut:

    I can't believe it was him, he was intelligent and polite, knew what respect was about and didn't act like a big shot.

  2. Jennifer Scott:

    It's the loving thing, the good thing by not having them in your inner circle, be polite, say hi, but I can definitely think of a handful of people I might not be going out of my way to talk to again because the space that the pandemic created allowed for so much to surface.

  3. Donovon Brinson:

    I lived here for 14yearsand I've never seen a problem with law enforcement and residents in the neighborhood, the law enforcement thatwerecalled for any incident in the past were very polite and respectful. We never had anything that escalated to gunfire.

  4. Helen Zhang:

    The polite and orderly people make me believe this is what a civil society is supposed to be like.

  5. Taylor Swift:

    When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over insane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying, i was angry. In that moment, I decided to forgo any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. This man hadn’t considered any formalities when we assaulted me, and his lawyer didn’t hold back on my mom – why should I be polite? I’m told it was most amount of times the word 'ass' has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court.


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