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Definition of courteous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

courteous

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈkərt̮iəs//
 
 
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polite, especially in a way that shows respect a courteous young man The hotel staff are friendly and courteous. opposite discourteous
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adverb “I don't think we have met,” said the chairman courteously.
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