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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

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
Thomas Jefferson

Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Be as polite to the custodian as you are to the chairman of the board.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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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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