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Definitions for courteous
ˈkɜr ti əscour·te·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. courteous, gracious, niceadjective

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness

    "a nice gesture"

  2. courteousadjective

    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. courteousadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courteousadjective

    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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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. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

  2. Joel Keller:

    This is directed at that knucklehead who, when asked by a courteous person to vacate a seat, refuses to do so.

  3. Stephen Bucknall:

    We were quite shocked to find out he had joined ISIS, and we immediately cut ties with him, he was a very likeable guy, very courteous, always came around with a smile. He had a great modeling career ahead of him. He always showed up at the agency ready to work on the runway, print and TV.

  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. President Barack Obama:

    In America, there is no law that says we have to be nice to each other, or courteous, or treat each other with respect. But there are norms. There are customs. There are values that our parents taught us and that we try to teach to our children to try to treat others the way we want to be treated.

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