English - Vietnamese Dictionary
Updated politeness /pə'laitnis/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự lễ phép, sự lễ độ; sự lịch sự, sự lịch thiệp
+a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
+the act of showing regard for others
It's no more than common politeness to hear what she has to say.
| formal | social | natural
Her natural politeness could not hide the distress in her voice.
| exaggerated, excessive
out of ~
They accepted the food more out of politeness than because they were hungry.
| with ~
They greeted their visitor with formal politeness.
a veneer of politeness
His veneer of politeness concealed a ruthless determination.
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