Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of COURTEOUS

Pronunciation:  'kurteeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners; "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon
  2. [adj]  exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture"
 

COURTEOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chivalrous, gallant, gracious, knightly, nice, polite
 
 Antonyms: discourteous
 
 See Also: respectful

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cour"te*ous\ (k?r"t?-?s; 277), a. [OE. cortais,
corteis, cortois, rarely corteous, OF. corties, corteis, F.
courtois. See {Court}.]
Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of,
courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well
bred; polite; affable; complaisant.

      A patient and courteous bearing.         --Prescott.

      His behavior toward his people is grave and courteous.
                                               --Fuller.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accommodating, affable, agreeable, amiable, attentive, cap in hand, ceremonious, civil, civilized, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, congenial, considerate, courtly, decorous, deferential, diplomatic, dutiful, fair, fit for society, fond of society, friendly, genial, genteel, gentlemanly, graceful, gracious, gregarious, honorific, hospitable, ladylike, mannerly, obliging, polished, polite, proper, regardful, respectful, sociable, social, social-minded, solicitous, tactful, thoughtful, urbane, well-behaved, well-bred, well-mannered
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY