The definition of courteous is a polite and considerate person.adjective
An example of courteous is someone letting a pregnant woman go ahead of them in line for the restroom.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME courteis < OFr corteis < court: see court & -eous
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Origin: Middle English corteis, courtly, from Old French, from cort, court; see court.
- courˈte·ous·ly adverb
- courˈte·ous·ness noun