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English definition of “polite”

polite

adjective    /pəˈlɑɪt/
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. politely    /pəˈlɑɪt·li/ adverb He politely asked them to leave. politeness    /pəˈlɑɪt·nəs/ noun [U] With unfailing politeness he answered their questions.
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