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The synonyms of “Courteous” are: gracious, nice, polite, well mannered, civil, respectful, deferential, well behaved, well bred
Courteous as an Adjective
Definitions of "Courteous" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “courteous” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners.
- Polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.
- Exhibiting courtesy and politeness.
- Characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners-Francis Bacon.
Synonyms of "Courteous" as an adjective (9 Words)
|civil||Relating to civil law.|
|deferential||Showing deference; respectful.|
People were always deferential to him.
|gracious||Characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit.|
Greig was gracious in defeat.
|nice||(of a person) good-natured; kind.|
A job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer.
|polite||Showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.|
|respectful||Feeling or manifesting veneration.|
|well behaved||Resulting favorably.|
|well bred||In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury.|
|well mannered||Resulting favorably.|
Usage Examples of "Courteous" as an adjective
- She was courteous and obliging to all.
- If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world.
- A courteous young man.
Associations of "Courteous" (30 Words)
|affable||Diffusing warmth and friendliness.|
An affable smile.
|amiable||Disposed to please.|
An amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin.
|benevolent||(of an organization) serving a charitable rather than a profit-making purpose.|
A benevolent contributor.
|benign||Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence.|
The benign sky.
|chivalrous||Being attentive to women like an ideal knight.|
Shall I be chivalrous and offer you my coat.
|chivalry||Courteous behaviour, especially that of a man towards women.|
He still retained a sense of chivalry towards women.
|civility||Formal politeness and courtesy in behaviour or speech.|
I hope we can treat each other with civility and respect.
|comity||The mutual recognition by nations of the laws and customs of others.|
A show of public comity in the White House.
|congenial||Capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted.|
His need for some congenial company.
|courtesy||A courteous manner.|
He treated the players with courtesy and good humour.
|couth||Cultured, refined, and well mannered.|
He has no couth no brains and doesn t know the meaning of the word diplomacy.
|curtsy||Perform a curtsy.|
She bobbed a curtsy to him.
|decorous||Characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct.|
The tete a tete was decorous in the extreme.
|etiquette||Rules governing socially acceptable behavior.|
|favor||Consider as the favorite.|
The outcome was in his favor.
|friendly||Troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces.|
The only friendly person here.
|gracious||A polite epithet used of royalty or their acts.|
|humble||Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful.|
A humble apology.
|kind||Agreeable, conducive to comfort.|
More data of this kind would be valuable.
|kindness||The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.|
It would be a kindness on your part to invite her.
|knighthood||Aristocrats holding the rank of knight.|
He received a knighthood in the Birthday Honours.
|merciful||Showing or giving mercy.|
Our merciful king.
|modest||Not large, elaborate, or expensive.|
A newspaper with a modest circulation.
|nice||(especially of a difference) slight or subtle.|
A nice point.
|polite||Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.|
The picture outraged polite society.
|politely||In a respectful and considerate manner.|
He waited politely for me to ask questions.
|respectful||Feeling or showing deference and respect.|
They sit in respectful silence.
|respectfully||Used to express politeness to mitigate the effect of a refusal or disagreement.|
I respectfully declined their invitation.
|unassuming||Not arrogant or presuming.|
Unassuming to a fault skeptical about the value of his work.
|unpretentious||(of a place) pleasantly simple and functional; modest.|
In spite of his fame he was thoroughly unpretentious.