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Another word for polite

  1. Full of polite concern for the well-being of others

  2. Characterized by good manners

  3. See also:


Synonym Study

  • Gallant suggests a dashing display of courtesy, esp. to women her gallant lover
  • Chivalrous implies disinterested courtesy toward women or devotion to the cause of the weak
  • Civil implies merely a refraining from rudeness keep a civil tongue in your head
  • Courteous suggests a still more positive and sincere graciousness toward others that springs from an inherent thoughtfulness always courteous to strangers
  • Polite suggests a positive observance of etiquette in social behavior it is not polite to interrupt