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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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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. Michael Cohen:

    I don't agree with those who demonize or vilify the FBI. I respect the FBI as an institution, as well as their agents, when they searched my hotel room and my home, it was obviously upsetting to me and my family. Nonetheless, the agents were respectful, courteous and professional. I thanked them for their service and as they left, we shook hands.

  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. Steven McCraw:

    Regardless of the situation, it doesn't matter where it happens, a DPS state trooper has got an obligation to exhibit professionalism and be courteous ... and that wasn't the case in this situation.

  4. 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.

  5. Malcolm X:

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

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