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  1. politenessnoun

    etiquette, courtliness, affability, civility

    impoliteness, rudeness

  2. politenessnoun

    The act of being polite.

    civility, affability, etiquette, courtliness

    impoliteness, rudeness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. politenessnoun

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. politeness

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. politeness, nicenessnoun

    a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage

    civility, niceness, subtlety


  2. politeness, civilitynoun

    the act of showing regard for others

    civility, niceness


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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. politenessnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "politeness":

    courtesy, civility, vanity, courteousness, comity

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How to use politeness in a sentence?

  1. Marcel Proust:

    The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

    Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

  3. Thomas Sowell:

    Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.

  4. Younes Makhyoun:

    Our philosophy is to avoid confrontation, even in opposition, we practice wise opposition, through nice words and politeness.

  5. Joseph Joubert:

    Politeness is the flower of humanity.

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