The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.(adjective)
An example of someone who would be described as polite is a person who always says please and thank you.
See polite in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L politus, pp. of polire, to polish
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adjective po·lit·er, po·lit·est
Origin: Middle English polit, polished
Origin: , from Latin polītus
Origin: , past participle of polīre, to polish; see polish.
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