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"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)
Translations of “courteous”
in Korean 공손한…
in Arabic لَبِق, دَمِث…
in Malaysian sopan…
in French poli…
in Russian любезный, учтивый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有禮貌的, 謙恭有禮的…
in Italian cortese…
in Turkish kibar, saygılı, nazik…
in Polish uprzejmy…
in Spanish educado, amable, cortés…
in Vietnamese lịch sự…
in Portuguese cortês…
in Thai สุภาพนอบน้อม…
in German höflich…
in Catalan cortès…
in Japanese 礼儀正しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有礼貌的, 谦恭有礼的…
in Indonesian sopan…
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“courteous” in British English

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