- adj. 有礼貌的，客气的；文雅的；上流的；优雅的
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- polite:  Someone who is polite is etymologically ‘polished’ – indeed that is what the word originally meant in English (‘The arch within and without was hiled [covered] with gold polite’, Mirror of man’s salvation 1450). This had passed metaphorically into ‘refined’ by the 16th century, but not until the 17th century did the modern sense ‘having refined manners’ emerge. It was borrowed from polītus, the past participle of Latin polīre ‘polish’ (source of English polish).
- polite (adj.)
- late 14c., "polished, burnished" (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin politus "refined, elegant, accomplished," literally "polished," past participle of polire "to polish, to make smooth" (see polish (v.)). Used literally at first in English; sense of "elegant, cultured" is first recorded c. 1500, that of "behaving courteously" is 1748 (implied in politely). Related: Politeness.
- 1. He's a man of few words, very polite and unassuming.
- 2. He's generous and, you know, very nice, very polite.
- 3. I think English men are very polite and very correct.
- 4. Cross cleared his throat and spoke in low, polite tones.
- 5. Well-dressed clients were talking in polite undertones as they ate.
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