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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

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
Otto von Bismarck

Texas, to be respected must be polite. Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna dead, would just be another dead Mexican.
Sam Houston

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

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

Say 'Toronto' or 'Ontario,' and the immediate thought associations are with a somewhat blander version of North America: a United States with a welfare regime and a more polite street etiquette, and the additionally reassuring visage of Queen Elizabeth on the currency.
Christopher Hitchens
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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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