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polite in English:

1. behaving in a way that is socially correct and shows understanding of and care for other people's feelings behaving in a way that is socially correct and shows understanding of and care for other people's feelings



English word "polite"(behaving in a way that is socially correct and shows understanding of and care for other people's feelings) occurs in sets:

Synonyms for the adjective "nice"
Synonyms for the adjective "nice"

2. having or showing behaviour that is respectful and considerate of other people having or showing behaviour that is respectful and considerate of other people



English word "polite"(having or showing behaviour that is respectful and considerate of other people) occurs in sets:

Adjectives to describe character

3. politely politely


I bowed politely.
He declined the job-offer very politely.
Whenever she sees me, she greets me politely.
She always acts politely toward everybody.
Tom politely pretended not to notice that Mary had been crying.
I politely turned down his offer and hung up.
These bank employees seem so politely insolent lately. I wonder what's behind it.
Christopher Columbus once discovered an entire ship of deceased sailors... and politely ignored it.
When Chris suggested going out, she managed to politely say no.
You should have talked more politely.
The young man asked me politely to sit down and then he offered me some coffee.
"Excuse me," she said politely
If you ask Joe politely, he will lend you his bike.
You must speak politely when working with customers.
Of the three boys, Bill behaves most politely.

4. polite polite


Now I understand that my mother was only trying to be polite in public.
Tom speaks five languages, but doesn't know how to be polite in any of them.
Which city had the friendliest and most polite inhabitants?
I find just the memory of his overly polite patronizing manner really offensive.
OPP impolite
In the U.S. it is disrespectful to slurp while eating noodles, but in Japan it is considered polite and even flattering.
Working part-time, I found that some customers were polite, whereas others were not.
When you go abroad, it is useful to learn at least some polite phrases in the local language.
Parents also arrange marriages, which is a polite way of saying that they sell or trade their children.
Polite language, in a sense, spoils a casual atmosphere.
A polite way to reveal knowledge of a fact without telling the source of the information is to say, "a little bird told me".
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.
Many people like these shops because the atmosphere is friendly and the shop-assistants are polite and helpful.
When it comes to great customer service and keeping the store in tip-top shape, you`re a natural - happy, friendly, polite and nothing is ever too much trouble.
It's polite, in some countries to leave a bit of food,

5. politeness


Some people say that English politeness is, at bottom, really fear.
She is politeness itself.
They were all impressed by the little girls' politeness.
Politeness is less observed today than it used to be.
This is because of the difference between Japanese politeness and American politeness.
We look up to him because of his politeness.
We should remember that politeness doesn't function at the conscious level.
Kindness is the essence of politeness.

English word "polite"(politeness) occurs in sets:

Los sufijos más utilizados en inglés

6. kind


He is kind.
This is your responsibility. It's not the kind of thing you can laugh off.
Cancer may be related to viruses of some kind.
This form looks kind of complicated. Help me fill it out.
The people in this town, generally speaking, are kind to visitors.
At the bottom of the letter he wrote "Kind regards," then signed his name.
Tom's friends were very kind when he lost his job.
She's popular, not because she's beautiful, but because she's kind to everyone.
It is said that Japanese people are kind to people they know, but rather cold to those they don't.
He is strong, brave and, above all, kind.
As a rule, I prefer people who deal with matters of this kind directly with those involved.
The food athletes eat is just as important as what kind of exercises they do.
I had never eaten any kind of Thai food, so I was pretty excited about going to a Thai restaurant with my grandmother.
He dislikes unexpectedness and emergencies of any kind.
He is by nature a kind person and is popular with the children in his neighborhood.

English word "polite"(kind) occurs in sets:

My first lesson

7. impolite


I think it is best not to be impolite.
It's impolite to stare at people.
It's very impolite of you to decline her invitation.
I wanted to ask Tom how much he paid for his new house, but Mary told me that would be impolite.
The new shop assistant was impolite to customers.
Tom apologized to Mary for his son's impolite remarks.
They consider it impolite to disagree with someone they don't know very well.
It is impolite to elbow one's way through the crowd.
He is so impolite that everyone hates him.
Otherwise, it is considered impolite to pass food with the left hand, because the left hand is used for bathing.
she was very impolite
It would be impolite to leave the party so early.
You can't leave without saying goodbye. It's impolite.
I thought he made a very impolite remark.
This functionary is impolite.

8. rude


You are rude.
I thought the little boy who was staring and pointing at the foreigner was very rude.
If you want to make friends with other students, you can't be rude.
Don't you think it's rude to give people such a curt reply like that?
It's only manners to tackle all out a game that they have gone all out in creating. Pressing the pause button is just rude!
We have no more right to say a rude thing to another than to knock him down.
In the last few years he has developed the bad habit of being rude to his friends.
Jane is fat and rude, and smokes too much. However, Ken thinks she's lovely and charming. That's why they say love is blind.
It depends on the person, but using "sir" for women (a title of honour for men) is very rude.
speaking or behaving in a way that is not polite and is likely to offend or annoy people. (I didn't mean to be rude, but I had to leave early.)
rude shacks
Big cities often have a reputation for being rude, unfriendly places for tourists.
He's rude and unpleasant so nobody likes him
Some people think it’s rude not to wait for a woman to go through a door first.
In most societies, it's rude to refer to someone in the third person when he or she is standing right there.

9. to


Go to sleep.
I hope to one day speak German as well as you speak English.
Why aren't you going? "Because I don't want to."
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
Look at me when I talk to you!
Homeroom teachers should make every effort to keep in touch with their students.
Nobody ever comes to see us in this out-of-the-way village.
If I can get into university, I am hoping to learn to speak two foreign languages.
Fewer workers meant fewer people with money to buy goods.
Franklin Roosevelt was born to a rich and important New York family.
Two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, please.
The president was quoted as saying he would like to visit Japan soon.
You are welcome to the use of our house while we are away on vacation.
It began to rain heavily just as we got to the gate.
According to the weather forecast, the rainy season will set in next week.

English word "polite"(to) occurs in sets:

Adjectives + prepositions

10. inoffensive


/ˌɪn.əˈfen.sɪv/ an inoffensive ​article He ​seemed like a ​quiet, inoffensive ​sort of a ​guy.
an inoffensive article

11. with good manners



English word "polite"(with good manners) occurs in sets:

adjectives III