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Definition of "courteous" []

  • Characterized by gracious consideration toward others. See Synonyms at polite. (adjective)
  • Polite and considerate in manner (adjective)

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Use "courteous" in a sentence
  • ""If that's what you call courteous, I'd hate to see what you consider rude.""
  • "Thanking Mufamadi for what he described as courteous and friendly talks, Gibson expressed the hope of future co-operation in an effort to combat crime."
  • "Rule 6: A blanket rule; being courteous is probably applicable in most f2f and online situations."