Part of speech: verb

To make a courtesy.

Part of speech: noun

An old- time gesture of civility or respect, somewhat resembling a bow, made by women; a curtsy.

Part of speech: noun

Genuine politeness; courtliness; a courteous favor or act. curtesy.

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Usage examples "courtesy":

  1. Perhaps Isabel felt it beneath all his outward courtesy. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  2. Kennedy and I thanked the doctor for his courtesy and left the office. - "The Dream Doctor", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. Moreover, it was too evident that I had tried his courtesy long enough. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.