courteous courteous  /ˈkɜr ti əs/


  1. (adj) exhibiting courtesy and politeness
  2. (adj) characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners



  1. Having met with Hu on many occasions, I invariably found him thoughtful, extremely well prepared and very courteous.
  2. Soft-spoken and courteous, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 66, looks too benign to be an inquisitor.
  3. When I tried to leave the building to look around, some courteous airmen said I didn't have the proper clearance.


  1. Ben Franklin has an opinion on the NSA surveillance scandal

    The Founding Father with the most future-minded street cred explains why every American should be afraid of a secret data-mining agency. Courteous reader, allow me to pose a question: What good is Freedom if, in order to protect said Freedom, we must destroy it? Mr. Obama himself, duly elected... [This is a summary. To read the full article on, click the headline above.]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Philadelphia Weekly

  2. Caroline Town Talk: Take care of the creek during summer

    If you're planning a swim in the creek this summer, please be careful and courteous. - 4:53 pm
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Ithaca Journal

  3. NPD launches Travelin' Traffic Ace XVII

    The Newton Police Department has announced its latest summer traffic safety mug campaign, Travelin’ Traffic Ace XVII — Safe & Sober, to award area motorists for displaying safe and courteous driving. The campaign runs through Aug. 26.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Newton Daily News


  1. "I just want to thank the committee, the staff that I just met with. They were very courteous," Clemens said after emerging from the offices of the US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
    on Feb 5, 2006 By: Roger Clemens Source: 940 News

  2. "I am really embarrassed about the accident, but I feel fortunate that I wasn't hurt," said Waltrip. "For 25 years I have had a great driving record. I consider myself to be a courteous and safe driver on public roads. I never expected to...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Michael Waltrip Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "Jerry was warm gentle, friendly, pleasant courteous individual. He never used bad language, he loved his family, his kids and above all else he loved Betty," Dingell said.
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: John Dingell Source: FOXNews

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