[ US /ˈkɝtiəs/ ]
[ UK /kˈɜːti‍əs/ ]
  1. exhibiting courtesy and politeness
    a nice gesture
  2. characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
    if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world
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How To Use courteous In A Sentence

  • It would be unforgivably discourteous not to come down to dinner. SANDS OF TIME
  • Walking someone to the door will once again be considered a courteous gesture.
  • That famous voice is never more honeyed than when it's saying - in a courteous, roundabout way - ‘No.’
  • Rick Rubin's severe, thrashing beat to proper effect; Hov courteously brought his instant-quotation A-game for his label founder's return to rap. NPR Topics: News
  • He was always attentive to the need to maintain the highest standards, generous with his time and unfailingly courteous. Times, Sunday Times
  • We must be kind, courteous and responsible. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was translucent and obviously a ghost or a close variation of a specter, bowing at the young scientist courteously.
  • By this time other drivers behind us were likewise being highly discourteous with horns and headlights, displaying negative opinions on his ill considered manoeuvre.
  • I want to encourage such customers to complain and I want us to resolve those complaints quickly. courteously and efficiently.
  • Regardless of when you call, our representatives will be courteous and calm-so you can feel calm, too.
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