Definition for Polite

polite, adj. [L. polīt-us, polished, accomplished, refined, cultivated, polite < polīre, smooth, polish.]

  1. Modest; humble; proper; appropriately respectful.
  2. Smoothed; polished; [fig.] cleansed; made new.
  3. Cultured; refined; elegant; genteel; sophisticated.
  4. Courteous; obliging; civil; well-mannered; well-bred.
  5. Kind; considerate; thoughtful; accommodating; attentive; magnanimous.

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