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Synonyms for politeness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. politeness, niceness(noun)

    a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage

    Synonyms:
    civility, niceness, subtlety

    Antonyms:
    impoliteness

  2. politeness, civility(noun)

    the act of showing regard for others

    Synonyms:
    civility, niceness

    Antonyms:
    impoliteness

Wiktionary

  1. politeness(noun)

    Synonyms:
    etiquette, courtliness, affability, civility

    Antonyms:
    impoliteness, rudeness

  2. politeness(noun)

    The act of being polite.

    Synonyms:
    civility, affability, etiquette, courtliness

    Antonyms:
    impoliteness, rudeness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. politeness(n)

    Address is that indefinable something which enables a man to gain his object without seeming exertion or contest, and generally with the favor and approval of those with whom he deals. It is a general power to direct to the matter in hand whatever qualities are most needed for it at the moment. It includes adroitness and discretion to know what to do or say and what to avoid; ingenuity to devise; readiness to speak or act; the dexterity that comes of practise; and tact, which is the power of fine touch as applied to human character and feeling. Courtesy and politeness are indispensable elements of good address. Compare SPEECH.

    Synonyms:
    address, address, adroitness, courtesy, dexterity, discretion, ingenuity, manners, readiness, tact

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, boorishness, clownishness, clumsiness, fatuity, folly, ill manners, ill-breeding, rudeness, stupidity, unmannerliness, unwisdom

    Preposition:
    Address in dealing with opponents; the address of an accomplished intriguer; an address to the audience.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. politeness

    Synonyms:
    courtesy, refinement, good breeding, courteousness, urbanity, civility, gentility

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. politeness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    courtesy, civility, good manners, courteousness, gentility, affability, complaisance, comity, amenity, suavity, decorum, good-breeding, good manners, obliging manner

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. politeness(n)

    Synonyms:
    courtliness, courtesy, civility, suavity, urbanity, deference, amenity, comity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    courtesy, civility, vanity, courteousness, comity

How to pronounce politeness?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say politeness in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#249address
#5765courtesy
#6747discretion
#11105vanity
#11811etiquette
#12653readiness
#16448refinement
#16575manners
#28641ingenuity
#32408dexterity
#32973tact
#42719civility
#43191subtlety
#53609politeness
#101301comity
#122639urbanity
#126844niceness
#161182gentility
#224574affability
#291246adroitness

How to use politeness in a sentence?

  1. Colette:

    It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who does not understand the language of politeness should only be greeted with the words with which he has treated often to the people.

  3. Mary Wilson Little:

    Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.

  4. Ambrose Bierce:

    Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    Letters haven't worked. Southern politeness hasn't worked. We're going to ratchet it up.


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