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English noun: politeness

1. politeness (attribute) a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage


Synonymsniceness


Broader (hypernym)courtesy, good manners


Attributeimpolite, polite


Antonymsimpoliteness

2. politeness (act) the act of showing regard for others


Synonymscivility


Broader (hypernym)action


Narrower (hyponym)courtesy, deference, devoir, respect









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