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courtesy

politeness, kindness, consideration
Not to be confused with:
curtsy – a girl’s or woman’s formal greeting made by bending the knees and lowering the body
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cour·te·sy

 (kûr′tĭ-sē)
n. pl. cour·te·sies
1.
a. Polite behavior.
b. A polite gesture or remark.
2.
a. Consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence: They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.
b. Willingness or generosity in providing something needed: free advertising through the courtesy of the local newspaper.
adj.
1. Given or done as a polite gesture: paid a courtesy visit to the new neighbors.
2. Free of charge: courtesy tickets for the reporters.

[Middle English courtesie, from Old French, from corteis, courtly; see courteous.]
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courtesy

(ˈkɜːtɪsɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. politeness; good manners
2. a courteous gesture or remark
3. favour or consent (esp in the phrase by courtesy of)
4. common consent as opposed to right (esp in the phrase by courtesy). See also courtesy title
5. an archaic spelling of curtsy
[C13 curteisie, from Old French, from corteis courteous]
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cour•te•sy

(ˈkɜr tə si or, for 5, ˈkɜrt si)

n., pl. -sies.
1. excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior.
2. a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression.
3. indulgence, consent, or acquiescence: a “colonel” by courtesy rather than by right.
4. favor, help, or generosity: The actors appeared by courtesy of their union.
5. a curtsy.
[1175–1225; Middle English curteisie < Anglo-French, Old French; see courteous, -y3]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate actcourtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate act
civility, politeness - the act of showing regard for others
attention - a courteous act indicating affection; "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"
gallantry - polite attentiveness to women
2.courtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
3.courtesy - a courteous manner
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
niceness, politeness - a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
urbanity - polished courtesy; elegance of manner
graciousness - excellence of manners or social conduct
chivalry, politesse, gallantry - courtesy towards women
respectfulness, deference, respect - courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
civility - formal or perfunctory politeness
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
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courtesy

noun
1. politeness, grace, good manners, civility, gallantry, good breeding, graciousness, affability, urbanity, courtliness He is a gentleman who behaves with the utmost courtesy towards ladies.
2. favour, consideration, generosity, kindness, indulgence, benevolence If you're not coming, at least do me the courtesy of letting me know.
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courtesy

noun
1. Well-mannered behavior toward others:
2. A courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease in dealings and social relationships
amenity (used in plural), civility, pleasantry, politeness, propriety (used in plural).
3. An act requiring special generosity:
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Translations
beleefdheid
لُطْف، كِياسَه، مُجامَلـه
vybranné chovánízdvořilost
høflighedvelopdragenhed
सुशीलता
udvariasság
kurteisi
aiso
etiketasmaloniai leidus
laipnībapieklājība
vyberané správanie

courtesy

[ˈkɜːtɪsɪ]
A. N (= politeness) → cortesía f; (= polite act) → atención f, gentileza f
by courtesy of(por) cortesía de
to exchange courtesiesintercambiar cumplidos de etiqueta
will you do me the courtesy of ...?si fuera tan amable de ..., haga el favor de ...
you might have had the courtesy to tell mepodrías haber tenido la gentileza de decírmelo
I'll do it out of courtesylo haré por cortesía
B. CPD courtesy bus Nautobús m de cortesía
courtesy call Nvisita f de cumplido
courtesy car Ncoche m de cortesía
courtesy card N (US) → tarjeta f (de visita)
courtesy coach N (Brit) → autocar m or autobús m de cortesía
courtesy light N (Aut) → luz f interna
courtesy title Ntítulo m de cortesía
courtesy visit N = courtesy call
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

courtesy

[ˈkɜːrtɪsi] n
(= politeness) → courtoisie f, politesse f
by courtesy of (= by permission of) → avec l'aimable autorisation de
courtesy of (= thanks to) → grâce àcourtesy bus nnavette f gratuitecourtesy call nvisite f de politessecourtesy car n (provided by insurance company, garage)véhicule m de remplacementcourtesy coach nnavette f gratuitecourtesy light n (in car)plafonnier mcourt hearing naudience f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

courtesy

nHöflichkeit f; (by) courtesy offreundlicherweise zur Verfügung gestellt von; the air was fresh (by) courtesy of a large hole in the roofdie Luft war ziemlich frisch, was einem großen Loch im Dach zu verdanken war; would you do me the courtesy of shutting up!würden Sie mir den Gefallen tun und den Mund halten!

courtesy

:
courtesy bus
ngebührenfreier Bus, Hotelbus m
courtesy light
n (Aut) → Innenleuchte f
courtesy title
nHöflichkeitstitel m
courtesy visit
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

courtesy

[ˈkɜːtɪsɪ] n (politeness) → cortesia, gentilezza; (polite act) → cortesia, piacere m
by courtesy of → per gentile concessione di
you might have had the courtesy to tell me → avresti potuto farmi la cortesia di dirmelo
to exchange courtesies → scambiarsi convenevoli
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

courtesy

(ˈkəːtəsi) noun
politeness; considerate and respectful behaviour. Everyone appreciates courtesy.
(by) courtesy of
with someone's permission; by the generosity of. Refreshments are courtesey of the management; This film is shown by courtesy of the National Film Archive.
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References in classic literature ?
It is always assumed, by courtesy, that the Chief Circle for the time being has ten thousand sides.
At the end of that time the child has, in all probability, added one more to the tombstones that crowd the Neo-Therapeutic Cemetery; but on rare occasions a glad procession bears back the little one to his exultant parents, no longer a Polygon, but a Circle, at least by courtesy: and a single instance of so blessed a result induces multitudes of Polygonal parents to submit to similar domestic sacrifices, which have a dissimilar issue.
The DFA chief stressed that RA 8293 did not provide for the issuance of diplomatic passports by courtesy. Del Rosario was granted a courtesy diplomatic passport in December 2016 by virtue of Department Order No.