Meaning of “polite” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /pəˈlaɪt/

A2 behaving in a way that is not rude and shows that you do not only think about yourself:

I'm afraid I wasn't very polite to her.
She was too polite to point out my mistake.
politely adverb


He thanked them politely.
politeness noun [ U ]

(Definition of “polite” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)