civility Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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civilitynoun [U]

 us   /səˈvɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​quality of being ​polite: I ​learned how much ​smoother the ​day goes when ​peopleact with civility (= ​behave in a ​polite way).
(Definition of civility from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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civilitynoun [C or U]

uk   /sɪˈvɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
politeness or a ​politeremark: She ​greeted them with civility, but not much ​warmth. After a few civilities, they got down to ​business.
(Definition of civility from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “civility”
in Arabic تَحضّر…
in Korean 정중함…
in Portuguese cortesia, civilidade…
in Catalan cortesia…
in Japanese 礼儀正しさ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 礼貌, 客气(的评价)…
in Turkish kibarlık, nezaket…
in Russian вежливость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禮貌, 客氣(的評價)…
in Italian civiltà…
in Polish uprzejmość…
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