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polite

  

      adj  
1    showing regard for others, in manners, speech, behaviour, etc.; courteous  
2    cultivated or refined  
polite society     
3    elegant or polished  
polite letters     
     (C15: from Latin politus polished; see polish)  
  politely      adv  
  politeness      n  
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polite

  
1    affable, civil, complaisant, courteous, deferential, gracious, mannerly, obliging, respectful, well-behaved, well-mannered  
2    civilized, courtly, cultured, elegant, genteel, polished, refined, sophisticated, urbane, well-bred  
  
Antonyms     
   crude, discourteous, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insulting, rude, uncultured, unrefined  

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exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
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