adjective, court·li·er, court·li·est.
Related formscourt·li·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for courtly
Who was the most erotic poet of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, when the quatrain reached its courtly zenith?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Blumenthal, a courtly gentleman of 68 in a perfectly crisp blue shirt, gets laughs by trotting out his rudimentary Spanish.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The driver, Amadou Diallo, was a courtly African immigrant who made it a point to wear a tie as he worked.The Mad Shooter of Paris Is a ‘Natural Born Killer’|Christopher Dickey|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From a long-awaited sequel to a courtly farce, to a memoir of a childhood spent in the ruins of American aristocracy.
“Tell me about the amendment, Angus,” the courtly Hathaway said.Angus King: New Senator Aims to Build Bridges Amid Washington Dysfunction|Lloyd Grove|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The banquet in the air on the present occasion could only be done justice to by the courtly painters of the reign of Louis XV.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
And to this prowess in courtly exercises he joined a love of art and learning which especially commended him to the Moro.Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497|Julia Mary Cartwright
The cruel sport, at one time considered a courtly pastime in England, is still a favourite in Cuba.Cuba Past and Present|Richard Davey
Gracious and commanding, he made his friends welcome with a courtly ease which no brooding years of solitude could rust.Nicanor - Teller of Tales|C. Bryson Taylor
He is slender, a bit under middle stature and has a handsome face and courtly manners.In the Days of Poor Richard|Irving Bacheller