adjective, court·li·er, court·li·est.
- courtesy light,
- courtesy title,
- courting mirror,
- courtly love,
- courtship display
Origin of courtly
Examples from the Web for courtliness
With an old Southern courtliness, he said goodbye to my wife and wandered into the crowd around the platform.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas|Edwin Shrake|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He regarded Goethe with much the same esteem as Wagner showed for Schopenhauer, but he disliked his courtliness.A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations|Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
The Chancellor brought messages of grace and courtliness and friendliness to all.The Lady of the Shroud|Bram Stoker
One of the prizes being a line-of-battle ship, Rodney had an opportunity to show appositely his courtliness of breeding.Types of Naval Officers|A. T. Mahan
adjective -lier or -liest
mid-15c., "having manners befitting a court," from court (n.) + -ly (1). Meaning "pertaining to the court" is from late 15c. Courtly love "highly conventionalized medieval chivalric love" (amour courtois) is attested from 1896.