• (America) IPA: /ˈkɝti.əs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkɜːti.əs/


  1. show#Verb|Showing regard#Noun|regard or thought#Noun|thought for others; especially, display#Verb|displaying good manners or etiquette.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:polite
    Antonyms: discourteous, uncourteous, Thesaurus:impolite
    a courteous gentleman   a courteous gesture
    • 1818, John Keats, “Book III”, in Endymion: A Poetic Romance, London: Printed [by T. Miller] for Taylor and Hessey, […], OCLC 1467112 ↗, lines 932–935, page 149 ↗:
      Nectar ran / In courteous fountains to all cups outreach'd; / And plunder'd vines, teeming exhaustless, pleach'd / New growth about each shell and pendent lyre; [...]

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