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Synonyms for polite
pəˈlaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polite(adj)

    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, polite(adj)

    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, polite(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. polite(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    impolite, rude

  2. polite(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    impolite, rude

  3. polite(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    impolite, rude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. polite

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. polite(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. polite(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    impolite

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    poli, courteous, polished, rude

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How to use polite in a sentence?

  1. Trumpsaidto Kushner:

    Reviewing emails recently confirmed my memory that the meeting was a waste of our time and that, in looking for a polite way to leave and get back to my work, I actually emailed an assistant from the meeting after I had been there for 10 or so minutes and wrote, ‘ Can you pls call me on my cell ? Need excuse to get out of meeting, ’.

  2. Scott Galloway:

    Vision Fund 2 is already dead. Any discussion from Softbank regarding [ Vision Fund 2 ] is propaganda, the Saudi investment fund has already stated they will only invest in [ Vision Fund 2 ] the profits from [ Vision Fund 1 ], which is a polite way of saying we aren't investing.

  3. Aleah Colón-Alfonso:

    Communicating behind masks and from a distance is difficult, so my idea and all my products attempt to serve as an unspoken and polite assertion.

  4. David Eby:

    I do worry that we're being friendly, polite Canadians and not asking too many questions, there are a lot of people making a lot of money right now.

  5. Alex Morss:

    We're not a bunch of anarchists, we're very polite, well-mannered people of all ages, from teens to people in their 80s and 90s.


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