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English definition of “politely”

politely

adverb uk   /pəˈlaɪt.li/ us  
B1 in a polite way: He told them politely to leave him in peace.Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful without enthusiasm: The audience clapped politely.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of politely from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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