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Meaning of COURTLY

Pronunciation:  'kowrtlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"
 

COURTLY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: dignified, elegant, formal, stately
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Court"ly\ (-l?), a. [From {Court}.]
    1. Relating or belonging to a court.
    
    2. Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.
    
             In courtly company or at my beads.    --Shak.
    
    3. Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party
       of the court; obsequious. --Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Court"ly\, adv.
    In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.
    
          They can produce nothing so courtly writ. --Dryden
    
    
 
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