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Definition of polite:

  1. Characterized by refinement, or a high degree of finish; as, polite literature.
  2. Smooth and refined in behavior or manners; well bred; courteous; complaisant; obliging; civil.
  3. Smooth; polished.
  4. To polish; to refine; to render polite.


civil, nice, genteel, civilized, accomplished, gracious, cultivated, civilised, polished, elegant, careful, well-mannered, mannerly, courtesy, complaisant, urbane, courteous, well-behaved, refined, solicitous, attentive, courtly, civic, cultured.

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