What does courteous mean?

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  1. Showing regard or thought for others; especially, displaying good manners or etiquette.
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A courteous letter acknowledging the complaint would have been quite sufficient.
Whatever his problem may be, he does not belong in a service occupation if he cannot act in a civil and courteous manner toward his guests.
She appreciates a handsome face, a courteous gesture, and the occasional swig of aqua vitae.
Typically courteous, he began his acceptance speech by offering copious thanks to all and sundry.
She rose, proffered a courteous and gentle abrazo, a quick peck on each of my cheeks, and merged into the evening.
They were very courteous and helpful and I tried to be respectful by covering my hair with a black scarf.

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