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court·ly

 (kôrt′lē)
adj. court·li·er, court·li·est
1. Suitable for a royal court; stately: courtly furniture and pictures.
2. Elegant; refined: courtly manners.
3. Flattering in an insincere way; obsequious.
adv.
In a courtly manner; elegantly or politely.

court′li·ness n.

courtly

(ˈkɔːtlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. of or suitable for a royal court
2. refined in manner
3. ingratiating
ˈcourtliness n

court•ly

(ˈkɔrt li, ˈkoʊrt-)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. polite, refined, or elegant: courtly manners.
2. flattering; obsequious.
3. noting, pertaining to, or suitable for the court of a sovereign.
adv.
4. in a courtly manner; politely.
[1400–50]
court′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.courtly - refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

courtly

adjective ceremonious, civil, formal, obliging, refined, polite, dignified, stately, aristocratic, gallant, affable, urbane, decorous, chivalrous, highbred a large man with a gently, courtly manner

courtly

adjective
1. Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy:
2. Fond of or given to ceremony:
Translations
لَطيف، متودِّد
uhlazenývytříbený
beleven
kurteis

courtly

[ˈkɔːtlɪ]
A. ADJcortés, elegante, fino
B. CPD courtly love Namor m cortés

courtly

[ˈkɔːrtli] adj (= polite) → courtois(e)court martial [courts martial] [ˌkɔːrtˈmɑːrʃəl] (pl) ncour f martialeCourt of Appeal (British) Court of Appeals (US) ncour f d'appelcourt of inquiry (mainly British) ncommission f d'enquêtecourt of law ntribunal mcourt order ndécision f judiciaire
a court order against sb → une décision judiciaire contre qn

courtly

adj mannershöflich; grace, elegancevornehm; courtly loveMinne f

courtly

[ˈkɔːtlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → cortese, raffinato/a

court

(koːt) noun
1. a place where legal cases are heard. a magistrates' court; the High Court.
2. the judges and officials of a legal court. The accused is to appear before the court on Friday.
3. a marked-out space for certain games. a tennis-court; a squash court.
4. the officials, councillors etc of a king or queen. the court of King James.
5. the palace of a king or queen. Hampton Court.
6. an open space surrounded by houses or by the parts of one house.
verb
1. to try to win the love of; to woo.
2. to try to gain (admiration etc).
3. to seem to be deliberately risking (disaster etc).
ˈcourtier (-tiə) noun
a member of the court of a king or queen. He was one of King James' courtiers.
ˈcourtly adjective
having fine manners.
ˈcourtliness noun
ˈcourtship noun
courting or wooing.
ˈcourthouse noun
a building where legal cases are held.
ˌcourt-ˈmartialplural ˌcourts-ˈmartial noun
a court held by officers of the armed forces to try offences against discipline.
ˈcourtyard noun
a court or enclosed ground beside, or surrounded by, a building. the courtyard of the castle.
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