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English definition of “polite”


adjective  /pəˈlɑɪt/ us  
behaving in a way that is socially correct and shows respect for other people’s feelings: She was too polite to point out my mistake.
adverb  /pəˈlɑɪt·li/ us  
He politely asked them to leave.
noun [U]  /pəˈlɑɪt·nəs/ us  
With unfailing politeness he answered their questions.
(Definition of polite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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