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Impoliteness Impolite Im`po*lite", a. [L. impolitus unpolishied, pref. im-
not + politus, p. p. of polire to polish, refine. See
Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners;
discourteous; uncivil; rude. -- Im`po*lite"ly, adv. --
Politeness Politeness Po*lite"ness, n.
1. High finish; smoothness; burnished elegance. [R.]
2. The quality or state of being polite; refinement of
manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance;
Syn: Courtesy; good breeding; refinement; urbanity;
courteousness; affability; complaisance; civility;
Usage: Politeness, Courtesy. Politeness denotes that ease
and gracefulness of manners which first sprung up in
cities, connected with a desire to please others by
anticipating their wants and wishes, and studiously
avoiding whatever might give them pain. Courtesy is,
etymologically, the politeness of courts. It displays
itself in the address and manners; it is shown more
especially in receiving and entertaining others, and
is a union of dignified complaisance and kindness.