Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Showing courtesy; polite.

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Usage examples "courteous":

  1. Within, all seemed so delicious that, feeling ready to give an hundred pound for the chance of entering, he smote at a small wicket and was admitted by a courteous maiden named Idleness. - "Chaucer", Adolphus William Ward.
  2. She came up to Don Quixote and told him that the giant Malambruno had been courteous enough to offer to send the famous wooden steed that the valiant Pierres used. - "The Story of Don Quixote", Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  3. The doctor being a well bred and courteous man, bowed and held his peace. - "The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter", "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams.