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Definition of politesse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

politesse

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpɒlɪˈtes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːlɪˈtes//
 
[uncountable] (from French, literary)
 
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formal politeness Word Origin early 18th cent.: French, from Italian politezza, pulitezza, from pulito ‘polite’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: politesse