Definition of Politesse

1. Noun. Courtesy towards women.

Exact synonyms: Chivalry, Gallantry
Generic synonyms: Courtesy, Good Manners



Definition of Politesse

1. n. Politeness.

Definition of Politesse

1. Noun. Civility, politeness, courtesy or gallantry; or an instance of this. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Politesse

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Politesse

polisht
polistine
polistines
politainer
politainers
politburo
politburos
polite
polite fiction
polite society
politeia
politely
politeness
politenesses
politer
politesse (current term)
politesses
politest
politic
political
political action committee
political arena
political asylum
political boss
political campaign
political climate
political commissar
political conservative
political conservatives
political consumerism

Literary usage of Politesse

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1. The Old Régime: Court, Salons, and Theatres by Elliot Jackson, Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1896)
"La Grande politesse.—The Old Regime. VERY brilliant season, both at Paris and Versailles, followed the military successes of France. ..."

2. The French Court and Society: Reign of Louis XVI and First Empire by Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1881)
"File of the Concordat—An old fashion revived—A fortunate coincidence—The Consular Court—Private letters from Paris—La politesse still survives—A bridal ..."

3. The Emotions and the Will by Alexander Bain (1888)
"The arts of politesse lie mainly within the circle of our present subject. The courtesies of life to a certain extent manifest kindliness and sympathy, ..."

4. A Grammar of the French Tongue: Grounded Upon the Decisions of the French by John Perrin (1832)
"politesse. This word is used in a figurative sense only ; for we say, the politeness of the court, la politesse de la cour : and we do not say, la politesse ..."

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