a courteous or respectful or considerate act
a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
courtesy, good manners(noun)
a courteous manner
Please extend them the courtesy of your presence.
A polite gesture or remark.
I offered them a ride simply as a courtesy.
Consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence.
They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.
Willingness or generosity in providing something needed.
They received free advertising through the courtesy of the local newspaper.
Given or done as a polite gesture.
We paid a courtesy visit to the new neighbors.
Free of charge.
The event planners offered courtesy tickets for the reporters.
Origin: From curtesie, from curtesie, from curteis, from cortois, from cortensis. \
politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness
an act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness
favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy
an act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees
to make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes
to treat with civility
Origin: [See the preceding word.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kort′e-si, or kurt′e-si, n. courtliness: elegance of manner: an act of civility or respect: a curtsy: (law) the life interest which the surviving husband has in the real or heritable estate of his wife.—v.i. to make a curtsy.—pr.p. court′esying; pa.p. court′esied.—n.pl. Court′esy-tī′tles, titles really invalid, but allowed by the usage of society—as to children of peers. [O. Fr. courtoisie.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The court clothes of any two-legged predatory animal. 2. The oil that makes a juggernaut noiseless.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'courtesy' in Nouns Frequency: #2833
The numerical value of courtesy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of courtesy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of courtesy in a Sentence
The greater man the greater courtesy.
The greater person is one of courtesy.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
We’re all here at the courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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Translations for courtesy
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- учтивост, снизхождение, вежливостBulgarian
- de cortesía, cortesíaSpanish
- politesse, courtoisie, indulgenceFrench
- modhScottish Gaelic
- 愛想, 礼儀Japanese
- 예의, 禮儀Korean
- найрсаг занMongolian
- hoffelijkheid, beleefdheidDutch
- cortesia, grátis, [[de]] [[cortesia]], indulgênciaPortuguese
- вежливость, снисхождение, бесплатный, учтивость, обходительностьRussian
- hövlighets-, hövlighetSwedish
- lịch sự, nhã nhặnVietnamese
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