Courteous and Short


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Courteous adjective – Characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners.
Usage example: "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon

Short is an antonym for courteous.
Nearby Words: courtesy, courtly, courtliness, courteously
Antonyms for Courteous


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Short adjective – Being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner.
Usage example: I didn't mean to be so short with you by responding to your request with a snippy “I'm busy!”

Courteous is an antonym for short in topics: abrupt, insufficient, crumbly, abridged, not tall.
Nearby Words: shorten, shortened, shortage, shortness, shorted
Antonyms for Short
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Things that words describes

man courteous man short man
guy courteous guy short guy
woman courteous woman short woman
people courteous people short people
Other nouns: time.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / The Walking Dead Lee as well, even if he is played as a Nice Guy, he still shows some moments of homicidal anger, and his backstory of murdering his wife's lover shows that while Lee is generally courteous and caring, he is still flawed, and can have a very short fuse.
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