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COURTESY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does courtesy mean? 

COURTESY (noun)
  The noun COURTESY has 3 senses:

1. a courteous or respectful or considerate act
2. a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
3. a courteous manner

  Familiarity information: COURTESY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COURTESY (noun)


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Meaning:

A courteous or respectful or considerate act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("courtesy" is a kind of...):

civility; politeness (the act of showing regard for others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "courtesy"):

attention (a courteous act indicating affection)

gallantry (polite attentiveness to women)


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Meaning:

A courteous or respectful or considerate remark

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("courtesy" is a kind of...):

comment; remark (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief)


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Meaning:

A courteous manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

good manners; courtesy

Hypernyms ("courtesy" is a kind of...):

manner; personal manner (a way of acting or behaving)

Attribute:

courteous (characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners)

discourteous (showing no courtesy; rude)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "courtesy"):

niceness; politeness (a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage)

urbanity (polished courtesy; elegance of manner)

graciousness (excellence of manners or social conduct)

chivalry; gallantry; politesse (courtesy towards women)

deference; respect; respectfulness (courteous regard for people's feelings)

civility (formal or perfunctory politeness)

Antonym:

discourtesy (a manner that is rude and insulting)


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