a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
the act of showing regard for others
(polite) civilized: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
(polite) civil: not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others; "even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham
Politeness is best expressed as the practical application of good manners or etiquette. It is a culturally defined phenomenon, and therefore what is considered polite in one culture can sometimes be quite rude or simply strange in another cultural context.
(Polite (magazine)) Polite is a semi-regular general interest and humor magazine published in the United States. Its tagline is "Generally interesting."
(The polite) Polite architecture, or "the Polite" refers to buildings designed to include the artifice of non-local styles for decorative effect by professional architects. Its opposite in architectural terms is vernacular architecture.
(Polite) (Keating): the stage in which people indicate and seek mutual trust or respect, and marked by caution in giving commitment or offering criticism; introductions are appropriate.
(polite) Have manners or respect.
(polite) showing good manners: "She's polite and never forgets to say 'please' or 'thank you'."
Politeness refers to attempts by the crawler software to limit load on a site. Without politeness restrictions the crawler might otherwise overwhelm smaller sites and even cause moderately sized sites to slow down significantly. ...
1) The screen of language; the irony of civility; a fishing rod. 2) A substitute for war. 3) To wipe your feet carefully on the common doormat before letting yourself in another's premises with a skeleton key. 4) Caliban in a boiled shirt, tuxedo and spats. ...
be careful to avoid derogatory words as they are rude about something or someone. An example is 'puerile', which means silly and childish.