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courtly

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adjective court·ly \ˈkȯrt-lē\

Simple Definition of courtly

  • : polite and graceful in a formal way

Full Definition of courtly

court·li·ercourt·li·est

  1. 1 a :  of a quality befitting the court :  elegant b :  insincerely flattering

  2. 2 :  favoring the policy or party of the court

court·li·ness noun

Examples of courtly

  1. <his courtly manners made him a favorite escort of widowed socialites>



15th Century

First Known Use of courtly

15th century

Rhymes with courtly


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courtly

adverb court·ly

Definition of courtly

  1. :  in a courtly manner :  politely



Circa 1592

First Known Use of courtly

circa 1592



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