politeness

politeness

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  • Politeness — Po*lite ness, n. 1. High finish; smoothness; burnished elegance. [R.] Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of being polite; refinement of manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions. [1913 Webster] Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • politeness — index comity, consideration (sympathetic regard), courtesy, decorum, deference, propriety (correctness), protocol ( …   Law dictionary

  • Politeness — For the Wikipedia policy, see Wikipedia:Etiquette. True Politeness. Your eel, I think, Sir? Cartoon in Punch magazine: 28 July 1920 Politeness is best expressed as the practical application of good …   Wikipedia

  • politeness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common, conventional ▪ It s no more than common politeness to hear what she has to say. ▪ formal ▪ social ▪ exaggerated …   Collocations dictionary

  • politeness — n. 1) studied politeness 2) politeness to * * * [pə laɪtnɪs] studied politeness politeness to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • politeness — Synonyms and related words: affability, agreeableness, amenities, amenity, civilities, civility, comity, complaisance, considerateness, convention, courteousness, courtesy, courtliness, decencies, decorum, deference, diplomatic code, elegance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • politeness — polite ► ADJECTIVE (politer, politest) 1) courteous and well mannered. 2) cultured and refined: polite society. DERIVATIVES politely adverb politeness noun. ORIGIN Latin politus polished, made smooth , from polire …   English terms dictionary

  • Politeness theory — Politeness is the expression of the speakers’ intention to mitigate face threats carried by certain face threatening acts toward another (Mills, 2003, p. 6). Being polite therefore consists of attempting to save face for another. Politeness… …   Wikipedia

  • Politeness maxims — According to Geoffrey Leech, there is a politeness principle with conversational maxims similar to those formulated by Paul Grice. He lists six maxims: tact, generosity, approbation, modesty, agreement, and sympathy. The first and second form a… …   Wikipedia

  • politeness — noun see polite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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