Civil and Courteous


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Civil adjective – Showing consideration, courtesy, and good manners.
Usage example: please try to be civil to your ex-husband at the upcoming family wedding

Courteous is a synonym for civil in polite topic. In some cases you can use "Courteous" instead an adjective "Civil", when it comes to topics like behaviour, character trait, courtesy, obliging. popular alternative
Nearby Words: civility, civilised, civilization, civilly, civilian
Synonyms for Civil


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Courteous adjective – Showing consideration, courtesy, and good manners.
Usage example: their customer service department always gives courteous responses, even to rude people

Civil is a synonym for courteous in polite topic. You can use "Civil" instead an adjective "Courteous", if it concerns topics such as behaviour, gentle, character trait, courtesy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: courtesy, courtly, courtliness, courteously
Synonyms for Courteous

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manner civil manner courteous manner
people civil people courteous people
way civil way courteous way
conversations civil conversations courteous conversations
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