Meaning of polite

po•lite

Pronunciation: (pu-līt'), [key]
— -lit•er, -lit•est.
  1. showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply.
  2. refined or cultured: polite society.
  3. of a refined or elegant kind: polite learning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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