politeness

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EtymologyEdit

polite +‎ -ness.

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  • IPA(key): /pəˈlaɪtnəs/
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  • Hyphenation: po‧lite‧ness

NounEdit

politeness (usually uncountable, plural politenesses)

  1. The quality of being polite.
  2. An act of politeness.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 145:
      These politenesses left Miss Marley floundering for initiative, holding Jasper and being solemnly inspected by Podson, who clearly depended on her the convention of an afternoon call.

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