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Definition of Polite

Polite

  1. Smooth; polished.
  2. Smooth and refined in behavior or manners; well bred; courteous; complaisant; obliging; civil.
  3. Characterized by refinement, or a high degree of finish; as, polite literature.
  4. To polish; to refine; to render polite.

Polite Quotations

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
Winston Churchill

A lot of people ask me, 'How did you have the courage to walk up to record labels when you were 12 or 13 and jump right into the music industry?' It's because I knew I could never feel the kind of rejection that I felt in middle school. Because in the music industry, if they're gonna say no to you, at least they're gonna be polite about it.
Taylor Swift

As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others.
Zig Ziglar

Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Ambrose Bierce
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Polite Translations

polite in Dutch is beschaafd, wellevend, welgemanierd
polite in Finnish is kohtelias
polite in French is courtois, poli
polite in Hungarian is udvarias
polite in Italian is educato
polite in Portuguese is polido

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