politeness

  • 1 Politeness — Po*lite ness, n. 1. High finish; smoothness; burnished elegance. [R.] Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of being polite; refinement of manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions. [1913 Webster] Syn:… …

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  • 2 politeness — index comity, consideration (sympathetic regard), courtesy, decorum, deference, propriety (correctness), protocol ( …

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  • 3 Politeness — For the Wikipedia policy, see Wikipedia:Etiquette. True Politeness. Your eel, I think, Sir? Cartoon in Punch magazine: 28 July 1920 Politeness is best expressed as the practical application of good …

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  • 4 politeness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common, conventional ▪ It s no more than common politeness to hear what she has to say. ▪ formal ▪ social ▪ exaggerated …

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  • 5 politeness — n. 1) studied politeness 2) politeness to * * * [pə laɪtnɪs] studied politeness politeness to …

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  • 6 politeness — Synonyms and related words: affability, agreeableness, amenities, amenity, civilities, civility, comity, complaisance, considerateness, convention, courteousness, courtesy, courtliness, decencies, decorum, deference, diplomatic code, elegance,… …

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  • 7 politeness — see civility costs nothing punctuality is the politeness of princes …

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  • 8 politeness — polite ► ADJECTIVE (politer, politest) 1) courteous and well mannered. 2) cultured and refined: polite society. DERIVATIVES politely adverb politeness noun. ORIGIN Latin politus polished, made smooth , from polire …

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  • 9 politeness — noun see polite …

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  • 10 politeness — See politely. * * * …

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  • 11 politeness — noun The act of being polite. Syn: affability, civility, courtliness, etiquette Ant: impoliteness, rudeness …

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  • 12 politeness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. courtesy, refinement, culture, civility; see courtesy 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. One half good nature and the other half good lying. Mary Little. Consists in being easy about oneself, and in making everyone about… …

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  • 13 politeness — po lite·ness || pÉ™ laɪtnɪs n. courtesy, state of having good manners; geniality, nicety, gentleness …

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  • 14 politeness — n. 1. Courtesy, civility, good manners, courteousness, gentility, affability, complaisance, comity, amenity, suavity, decorum, good breeding, obliging manner, refinement, urbanity, courtliness. 2. Refinement, elegance, finish …

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  • 15 politeness — po·lite·ness …

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  • 16 politeness — See: polite …

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  • 17 politeness — noun 1. a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑niceness • Ant: ↑impoliteness • Derivationally related forms: ↑nice (for: ↑ …

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  • 18 Politeness theory — Politeness is the expression of the speakers’ intention to mitigate face threats carried by certain face threatening acts toward another (Mills, 2003, p. 6). Being polite therefore consists of attempting to save face for another. Politeness… …

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  • 19 Politeness maxims — According to Geoffrey Leech, there is a politeness principle with conversational maxims similar to those formulated by Paul Grice. He lists six maxims: tact, generosity, approbation, modesty, agreement, and sympathy. The first and second form a… …

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  • 20 The Politeness of Princes — is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United Kingdom in the July 1902 issue of The Captain . It is a school story, set at Wrykyn school.The story later appeared in the United States in the collection The Swoop! and… …

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