Meaning of “courteous” in the English Dictionary

"courteous" in British English

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courteousadjective

uk /ˈkɜː.ti.əs/ us /ˈkɝː.t̬i.əs/
courteously
adverb uk /ˈkɜː.ti.əs.li/ us /ˈkɝː.t̬i.əs.li/

He's always behaved courteously toward my family.

(Definition of “courteous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"courteous" in American English

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courteousadjective

us /kɜr·t̬i·əs/

polite and showing respect:

The ticket clerk was courteous and helpful.

(Definition of “courteous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)