Synonyms and related words:
accommodating, affable, agreeable, amiable, attentive, cap in hand, ceremonious, civil, civilized, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, congenial, considerate, courtly, decorous, deferential, diplomatic, dutiful, fair, fit for society, fond of society, friendly, genial, genteel, gentlemanly, graceful, gracious, gregarious, honorific, hospitable, ladylike, mannerly, obliging, polished, polite, proper, regardful, respectful, sociable, social, social-minded, solicitous, tactful, thoughtful, urbane, well-behaved, well-bred, well-mannered

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  • Courteous — Cour te*ous (k?r t? ?s; 277), a. [OE. cortais, corteis, cortois, rarely corteous, OF. corties, corteis, F. courtois. See {Court}.] Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • courteous — mid 14c., earlier curteis (c.1300), from O.Fr. curteis (Mod.Fr. courtois) having courtly bearing or manners, from curt court + eis, from L. ensis. Rare before c.1500. In feudal society, also denoting a man of good education (hence the name… …   Etymology dictionary

  • courteous — index civil (polite), obeisant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • courteous — polite, *civil, courtly, gallant, chivalrous Analogous words: *gracious, affable, cordial: *suave, urbane, politic, diplomatic: considerate, *thoughtful, attentive: obliging, complaisant (see AMIABLE) Antonyms: discourteous Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • courteous — courteous, courtesy are pronounced with initial kert …   Modern English usage

  • courteous — [adj] gentle, mannerly affable, attentive, ceremonious, civil, civilized, complaisant, considerate, courtly, cultivated, debonair, elegant, gallant, genteel, gracious, polished, polite, refined, respectful, soft spoken, suave, thoughtful, urbane …   New thesaurus

  • courteous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ polite, respectful, and considerate. DERIVATIVES courteously adverb courteousness noun. ORIGIN Old French corteis having manners fit for a royal court …   English terms dictionary

  • courteous — [kʉrt′ē əs] adj. [ME courteis < OFr corteis < court: see COURT & EOUS] polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well mannered SYN. CIVIL courteously adv. courteousness n …   English World dictionary

  • courteous — adj. 1) courteous to, towards (she is courteous to everyone) 2) courteous to + inf. (it was courteous of him to do that) * * * [ kɜːtɪəs] towards (she is courteous to everyone) courteous to courteous to + inf. (it was courteous of him to do that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • courteous — [[t]kɜ͟ː(r)tiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is courteous is polite and respectful to other people. He was a kind and courteous man... My friend s reply was courteous but firm. Syn: polite Ant: rude Derived words: courteously ADV GRADED …   English dictionary

  • courteous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ unfailingly …   Collocations dictionary