adjective, po·lit·er, po·lit·est.
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Bryant is a “Thank you” and “You’re very welcome” type of guy — polite, suburban, cultured, well-heeled.Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq|Jeff Pearlman|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
On Friday, Scarane and her supporters were at the doors, having conversations that ranged from polite to promising.
Apple’s response to developers is often curt and boilerplate, but even with that, you must be polite on many occasions, like a servant asking the master what he wants next.Apple’s App Store draws scrutiny in yet another country|Verne Kopytoff|September 3, 2020|Fortune
As a Swede, I have very limited interest in etiquette, but shutting up seemed like the polite thing to do even to me.‘The Dream Architects’: Inside the making of gaming’s biggest franchises|Rachel King|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Despite the patrician veneers and volley of five dollar words, this wasn’t polite conversation.
And so he looked at her, smiled, and offered a polite “Is everything okay?”Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was nothing polite about them and nobody's parents approved.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wilson would later tell the grand jury that he had been only polite and Brown had responded with the F word.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were delicate, they were long, they were polite, and they were long.
Sure, Hall could have been more polite and subtle in his mission.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She would have liked to answer that it was Mademoiselle who had got in her way; but Mother wished her to be always polite.
The two men plunged into discussion, and Isabel, her eyes expressing a polite interest, studied the face of her cousin.
He thought nothing of it now, when she nodded in her polite little way, and opened the door for herself.
Presently he rose and left the table with a polite bow that included both the others.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
I am not afraid of being crushed, for no doubt you would always remember to be polite, if not considerate.