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courteous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courteous  \Cour"te*ous\  (k?r"t?-?s;  277),  a.  [OE.  cortais 
  corteis,  cortois  rarely  corteous,  OF  corties,  corteis,  F. 
  courtois  See  {Court}.] 
  Of  courtlike  manners;  pertaining  to  or  expressive  of 
  courtesy;  characterized  by  courtesy;  civil;  obliging;  well 
  bred;  polite;  affable;  complaisant. 
 
  A  patient  and  courteous  bearing.  --Prescott. 
 
  His  behavior  toward  his  people  is  grave  and  courteous. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courteous 
  adj  1:  exhibiting  courtesy  and  politeness;  "a  nice  gesture"  [syn:  {gracious}, 
  {nice}] 
  2:  characterized  by  courtesy  and  gracious  good  manners;  "if  a 
  man  be  gracious  and  courteous  to  strangers  it  shows  he  is 
  a  citizen  of  the  world"-Francis  Bacon  [ant:  {discourteous}] 




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