Polite Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Polite

Polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
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The definition of civil refers to something related to citizens or showing good manners and being polite.
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Fair and comfortable:
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Having or showing good manners; well-behaved; polite; courteous
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Paying attention; observant
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Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite:
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(--- Obsolete) Natural to its kind.
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(Of weather) Moderately warm, especially less cold than expected.
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The definition of kind is warm, generous or sympathetic.
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Refined or polite, often in an affected way:
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Of, being, pertaining to, or resembling a gentleman or gentlemen.
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Having or showing good manners; polite; courteous
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The definition of well spoken is someone who communicates easily, correctly and eloquently.
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Having the qualities of gallantry and honor attributed to an ideal knight.
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Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet:
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Willing or ready to consent
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Willing to do what pleases others.
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Characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite
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Stiffly ceremonious:
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The definition of proper is appropriate or obeying manners and standards.
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Calculated to please or win favor:
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Produced under artificial and controlled conditions:
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(Of a man) Courteous, polite, refined, and suave.
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Consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people); caring
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Polite and attentive to women in a courtly way
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Showing or characterized by thought; serious
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Marked by refinement in taste and manners; cultured.
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Ready to do favors for others; accommodating.
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The definition of affable is a person who is friendly or easy to talk to.
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Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless:
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Of or offered in propitiation; conciliatory.
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Elegant; refined:
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Full of or characterized by respect; showing deference or dutiful regard
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Willing to conciliate, or to make concessions
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The definition of amiable is a person, place, or thing that is likeable or a person who is kind and good-natured.
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Characterized by kindness and warm courtesy:
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Polite and respectful; formally pleasant:
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The definition of solicitous is someone who shows concern, care or eagerness.
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Having an easygoing, cheerful disposition.
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Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial:
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Having or showing interest.
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Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable:
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The definition of diplomatic is someone who can be sensitive in dealing with others and who can achieve peaceful resolutions or facilitate discussion.
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Responsible to higher authority; accountable:
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Like, characteristic of, or appropriate to neighbors; kind, friendly, sociable, etc.
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Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
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Elegant; refined
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Characterized by or showing decorum, propriety, good taste, etc.
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Courteous
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The definition of suave is someone smooth, confident and charming, usually describing a man.
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UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa spelling of civilized.
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Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
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(Now rare) Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave.
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Courteous
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Conforming to fact or logic; true, accurate, right, or free from errors
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Antonyms for Polite

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The definition of impolite is a rude person, or someone without manners.
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Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
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Not civilized; barbarous
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Words Related to Polite

Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
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Precise to a fine degree.
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Full of polite concern for the well-being of others
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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
Find another word for polite. In this page you can discover 80 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for polite, like: courteous, civil, pleasant, mannerly, attentive, gentle, kindly, mild, kind, benignant and conciliative.