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Courtesy vs. Courteous

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Main Difference

The main difference between Courtesy and Courteous is that the Courtesy is a gentle politeness and courtly manners and Courteous is a customary code of polite behaviour

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  • Courtesy (noun)

    Polite behavior.

    "Please extend them the courtesy of your presence."

  • Courtesy (noun)

    A polite gesture or remark.

    "I offered them a ride simply as a courtesy."

  • Courtesy (noun)

    Consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence.

    "They call this pond a lake by courtesy only."

  • Courtesy (noun)

    Willingness or generosity in providing something needed.

    "They received free advertising through the courtesy of the local newspaper."

  • Courtesy (noun)

    A curtsey.

  • Courtesy (noun)

    The life interest that the surviving husband has in the real or heritable estate of his wife.

  • Courtesy (verb)

    alternative form of curtsey

  • Courtesy (adjective)

    Given or done as a polite gesture.

    "We paid a courtesy visit to the new neighbors."

  • Courtesy (adjective)

    Supplied free of charge.

    "complimentary|free of charge|gratis"

    "The event planners offered courtesy tickets for the reporters."

  • Courteous (adjective)

    Showing regard or thought for others; especially, displaying good manners or etiquette.

    "a courteous gentleman"

    "a courteous gesture"

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Courtesy (noun)

    Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness.

  • Courtesy (noun)

    An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness.

  • Courtesy (noun)

    Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy.

  • Courtesy (noun)

    An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees.

  • Courtesy (verb)

    To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes.

  • Courtesy

    To treat with civility.

  • Courteous (adjective)

    Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant.

Webster Dictionary
  • Courtesy (noun)

    a courteous or respectful or considerate act

  • Courtesy (noun)

    a courteous or respectful or considerate remark

  • Courtesy (noun)

    a courteous manner

  • Courteous (adjective)

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness;

    "a nice gesture"

  • Courteous (adjective)

    characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners;

    "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"

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