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courteous

adjective uk   /ˈkɜː.ti.əs/  us   /ˈkɝː.t̬i-/
C2 polite and showing respect: Although she often disagreed with me, she was always courteous.
courteously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He's always behaved courteously toward my family.
Translations of “courteous”
in Arabic لَبِق, دَمِث…
in Korean 공손한…
in Malaysian sopan…
in French poli…
in Turkish kibar, saygılı, nazik…
in Italian cortese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有禮貌的, 謙恭有禮的…
in Russian любезный, учтивый…
in Polish uprzejmy…
in Vietnamese lịch sự…
in Spanish amable, educado, cortés…
in Portuguese cortês…
in Thai สุภาพนอบน้อม…
in German höflich…
in Catalan cortès…
in Japanese 礼儀正しい…
in Indonesian sopan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有礼貌的, 谦恭有礼的…
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