Definitions of politeness

  1. a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality or state of being polite; refinement of manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Elegance of manners; refinement; courtesy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Good breeding; refinment in manners; courtesy; obliging attentions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for politeness

  1. " I am afraid you won't leave any of it for him," said I, timidly; after a silence during which I had hesitated as to the politeness of making the remark. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  2. The boys were taught politeness courtesy, and consideration for the feelings of others in Doctor Strong's school. – Dickens As an Educator by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes