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Princeton's WordNet

  1. politely, courteouslyadverb

    in a polite manner

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


  1. politelyadverb

    in a polite manner

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Politelyadverb

    With elegance of manners; genteely.

    Etymology: from polite.


  1. Politely

    Politely (foaled 1963 in Maryland) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. She was bred by Allaire du Pont and raced under her Bohemia Stable banner. Her sire, Amerigo, a son of the great Nearco, was a stakes winner of races in England and the United States including the Coventry Stakes, New York Handicap and the San Juan Capistrano Handicap. Her dam was Morn Again, a daughter of Calumet Farm's multiple stakes winner Sun Again. When Politely, trained by George Baker, raced at age three, her best outing was a third to 1965 American Horse of the Year Moccasin in the 1966 Test Stakes. At ages four and five, she was one of the top fillies in the United States, scoring back-to-back wins in three important stakes races, which included equalling and breaking the Monmouth Park track record in the Matchmaker Stakes. Retired to broodmare duty, Politely produced eleven foals between 1971 and 1987. She was bred to top stallions such as Hoist The Flag, Dr. Fager, Alydar, The Minstrel, Smarten and Northern Dancer, but her offspring met with limited racing success. In 1977 Politely was inducted into the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and into the Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame in 2013.


  1. politely

    Politely refers to behaving in a manner that is respectful, considerate, and follows accepted social norms or rules of manners. It typically involves treating others with kindness, exercising good etiquette, and showing regard for others' feelings or circumstances. It can also imply communicating in a gentle and courteous manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Politelyadverb

    in a polished manner; so as to be smooth or glossy

  2. Politelyadverb

    in a polite manner; with politeness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of politely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of politely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of politely in a Sentence

  1. Matthias Maurer:

    Everyone of us has a quirk which we are comfortable with but which can annoy others, if he hadn't said that so politely and clearly, I would have continually annoyed him.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    If the governments devalue the currency in order to betray all creditors, you politely call this procedure 'inflation'.

  3. Richard Spencers:

    They think they have shut this down, but they haven't, i will give a speech on their campus. It is a public place. I think Auburn University is naive and has totally misunderstood who I am if they think that I am going to politely back out of this. I will be there 100 percent.

  4. Sean King Park Strategies:

    Beijing will express total outrage at the [UN tribunal] ruling, refusing to acknowledge its validity. Vietnam and others will politely applaud a favorable Manila ruling, as it’ll knock down Beijing a peg or two and thus, at least rhetorically, strengthen their own posture versus Beijing.

  5. Dale Perry:

    From this point on, we would listen, we'll smile politely and move along.

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