Polite Definition

pə-līt
politest, politer
adjective
politest, politer
Marked by or showing consideration for others and observance of accepted social usage.
American Heritage
Having or showing culture or good taste; polished; cultured; refined.
Polite society, polite letters.
Webster's New World
Having or showing good manners; esp., courteous, considerate, tactful, etc.
Webster's New World
It's not polite to use a mobile phone in a restaurant.
Wiktionary
verb

(obsolete) To polish; to refine; to render polite.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Polite

Adjective

Base Form:
polite
Comparative:
politer
Superlative:
politest

Origin of Polite

  • Middle English polit polished from Latin polītus past participle of polīre to polish polish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin politus (“polished"), past participle of polire (“to polish"); see polish.

    From Wiktionary

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