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Characterized by gracious consideration toward others. See Synonyms at polite.

[Middle English corteis, courtly, from Old French, from cort, court; see court.]

cour′te·ous·ly adv.
cour′te·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.courteously - in a polite manner; "the policeman answered politely, `Now look here, lady...'"
discourteously, impolitely, rudely - in an impolite manner; "he treated her impolitely"
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[ˈkɜːtɪəslɪ] ADVcortésmente


[ˈkɜːrtiəsli] adv [listen, reply] → avec courtoisie


[ˈkɜːtɪəslɪ] advcortesemente


(ˈkəːtiəs) adjective
polite; considerate and respectful. It was courteous of him to write a letter of thanks.
ˈcourteously adverb
ˈcourteousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Cora received her new and somewhat extraordinary protector courteously, at least; and even the pallid features of Alice lighted again with some of their native archness as she thanked Heyward for his care.
I cannot precisely agree with you," said Clifford, courteously bowing to the old gentleman, and at once taking up the clew of conversation which the latter had proffered.
He bowed courteously to the communicative townsman, and whispering a few words to his Indian attendant, they both made their way through the crowd.
To have been Belshazzar, King of Babylon; and to have been Belshazzar, not haughtily but courteously, therein certainly must have been some touch of mundane grandeur.
She came forward, and, courteously expressing her concern for Haley's accident, pressed him to stay to dinner, saying that the cook should bring it on the table immediately.
There is one German custom which is universal--the bowing courteously to strangers when sitting down at table or rising up from it.
He was a fine, majestic creature, a gentleman according to the nicest requirements of the Virginia rule, a devoted Presbyterian, an authority on the "code", and a man always courteously ready to stand up before you in the field if any act or word of his had seemed doubtful or suspicious to you, and explain it with any weapon you might prefer from bradawls to artillery.
Burch bowed courteously, accepted the invitation "in the same spirit in which it was offered," and asked Brother Milliken to lead in prayer.
I had previously been presented by my aunt, and had been courteously received.
A more sincere and more general, as well as a better-merited acclamation, attended the victor of the day, until, anxious to withdraw himself from popular notice, he accepted the accommodation of one of those pavilions pitched at the extremities of the lists, the use of which was courteously tendered him by the marshals of the field.
There was a rather heavy bill for a chased silver Louis-Quinze toilet-set that he had not yet had the courage to send on to his guardians, who were extremely old-fashioned people and did not realize that we live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities; and there were several very courteously worded communications from Jermyn Street money-lenders offering to advance any sum of money at a moment's notice and at the most reasonable rates of interest.
Beyond doubt then it is no small thing that takes two such hunters--leaders in their own jungle I am certain--on the trail of the Bandar-log," Kaa replied courteously, as he swelled with curiosity.