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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 for "polite":

    poli, courteous, polished, rude

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How to use polite in a sentence?

  1. Anonymous:

    BASIC - A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.

  2. Jim Himes:

    The culture I come from, the military culture, when a senior asks you to do something, even if it's polite and pleasant, it's not to be taken as a request, it's to be taken as an order, in this case, the power disparity between the two leaders, my impression is that in order to get the White House meeting, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would have to deliver these investigations.

  3. Finn Lanning:

    He is well-mannered, polite and exceptionally smart.

  4. Unknown:

    Teach children to be polite and courteous in the home, and, when he grows up, he will never be able to edge his car onto a freeway.

  5. Salim El-Chahabi:

    When journalists come here I want to talk about the good things, but they're not interested. They are interested in gangs, conflict and ghettos. It saddens me, only a few people create chaos, the rest of the inhabitants are good, polite family people. Unfortunately, a few people have ruined things for us.

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