- po|lite|ly [ pə`laıtli ] adverb *in a polite way:Did you sleep well? she asked politely.He politely declined her offer.a. to put it politely SPOKEN used for saying that you are not criticizing something as much as you could:Your projected sales figures are, to put it politely, merely intelligent guesses.
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Politely — Po*lite ly, adv. 1. In a polished manner; so as to be smooth or glossy. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In a polite manner; with politeness. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
POLITELY — (греч. государство) название одного из произв. Платона, содержащего его учение о государстве и обществе. Философский энциклопедический словарь. 2010 … Философская энциклопедия
politely — index respectfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
politely */ — UK [pəˈlaɪtlɪ] / US adverb in a polite way Did you sleep well? she asked politely. He politely declined her offer. • to put it politely … English dictionary
politely — adv. Politely is used with these verbs: ↑answer, ↑applaud, ↑ask, ↑bow, ↑clap, ↑cough, ↑decline, ↑enquire, ↑greet, ↑ignore, ↑inform, ↑knock, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
politely — polite ► ADJECTIVE (politer, politest) 1) courteous and well mannered. 2) cultured and refined: polite society. DERIVATIVES politely adverb politeness noun. ORIGIN Latin politus polished, made smooth , from polire … English terms dictionary
politely — adverb in a polite manner (Freq. 4) the policeman answered politely, Now look here, lady... • Syn: ↑courteously • Ant: ↑discourteously (for: ↑courteously), ↑impolitel … Useful english dictionary
politely — adverb see polite … New Collegiate Dictionary
politely — See polite. * * * … Universalium
politely — adverb in a polite manner … Wiktionary