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Definition of politely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    politely

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//pəˈlaɪtli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlaɪtli//
     
     
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  1. 1in a way that shows good manners and respect for the feelings of others synonym courteously The receptionist smiled politely. opposite impolitely
  2. 2in a way that is socially correct but not always sincere The boring speech finished and everyone clapped politely.