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common courtesy

Definition of common courtesy

  1. :  politeness that people can usually be expected to show <He didn't even have the common courtesy to say goodbye when he left.>



Word by Word Definitions

commonplay
  1. :  of or relating to a community at large :  public

    :  known to the community

    :  belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group

  1. :  the common people

    :  a dining hall

    :  the political group or estate comprising the commoners

courtesyplay
  1. :  behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others :  courteous behavior

    :  a courteous and respectful act or expression

    :  general allowance despite facts :  indulgence

  1. :  granted, provided, or performed as a courtesy or by way of courtesy (see 1courtesy)


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