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Princeton's WordNet

  1. politely, courteouslyadverb

    in a polite manner

    "the policeman answered politely, `Now look here, lady...'"


  1. courteouslyadverb

    In a courteous manner; with obliging civility or condescension; politely.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Courteouslyadverb

    Respectfully; civilly; complaisantly.

    Etymology: from courteous.

    He thought them to be gentlemen of much more worth than their habits bewrayed, yet he let them courteously pass. Henry Wotton.

    Whilst Christ was upon earth, he was not only easy of access, he did not only courteously receive all that addressed themselves to him, but also did not disdain himself to travel up and down the country. Edmund Calamy, Sermons.

    He arrived at the coast of Alcinous, who, being prevailed upon by the glory of his name, entertained him courteously. William Broome, Notes on the Odyssey.


  1. courteously

    Etiquette () is the set of norms of personal behaviour in polite society, usually occurring in the form of an ethical code of the expected and accepted social behaviours that accord with the conventions and norms observed and practised by a society, a social class, or a social group. In modern English usage, the French word étiquette (label and tag) dates from the year 1750.


  1. courteously

    Courteously refers to behaving in a polite, respectful, and considerate manner towards others. It involves displaying good manners, civility, and decorum in one's actions or speech.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courteouslyadverb

    in a courteous manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of courteously in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of courteously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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