courteous

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From Old French curteis (French courtois), from cort (court), displaced native Old English hende (courteous, gracious, friendly).

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courteous (comparative more courteous, superlative most courteous)

  1. Showing regard or thought for others; especially, displaying good manners or etiquette.
    a courteous gentleman
    a courteous gesture

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