cour·te·ous /ˈkɝtiəs, ||ˈkɔr-/
Cour·te·ous a. Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant.
A patient and courteous bearing. --Prescott.
His behavior toward his people is grave and courteous. --Fuller.
adj 1: exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture" [syn: gracious,
2: 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"-Francis Bacon [ant: discourteous]