What does courteous mean?

Definitions for courteous
ˈkɜr ti əscour·te·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. courteous, gracious, nice(adj)

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness

    "a nice gesture"

  2. courteous(adj)

    characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners

    "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon

Wiktionary

  1. courteous(Adjective)

    Showing regard or thought for others; especially, displaying good manners or etiquette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courteous(adj)

    of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant

    Etymology: [OE. cortais, corteis, cortois, rarely corteous, OF. corties, corteis, F. courtois. See Court.]

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How to say courteous in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of courteous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of courteous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of courteous in a Sentence

  1. Larry Hoover:

    There is no way that is going to be a pleasant experience, no matter how courteous an officer is.

  2. President Obama:

    They're wonderful girls, michelle gets all the credit. Maybe an assist from my mother-in-law. But they really are just solid kids. They don't have an attitude. They're courteous and kind to everybody. They work hard. They don't feel like they're entitled to anything.

  3. Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965:

    Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

  4. Malcolm X:

    Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

  5. Unknown:

    Teach children to be polite and courteous in the home, and, when he grows up, he will never be able to edge his car onto a freeway.

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