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polite

adjective
 
 
/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.Polite and respectfulPolite and respectfulManners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
politely adverb B1 He thanked them politely. politeness noun [U]
Translations of “polite”
in Korean 공손한, 예의바른…
in Arabic مُؤَدَّب…
in French poli…
in Turkish kibar, nazik, terbiyeli…
in Italian educato, cortese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有禮貌的, 斯文的,文雅的…
in Russian вежливый…
in Polish uprzejmy, grzeczny…
in Spanish educado…
in Portuguese educado, atencioso…
in German höflich…
in Catalan educat, atent, correcte…
in Japanese 礼儀正しい, 丁寧な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有礼貌的, 斯文的,文雅的…
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