Examples of civility in a sentence
They greeted each other with the usual exchange of civilities.
<after the usual civilities, the parents and the principal had a serious talk about the boy>
First Known Use of civility
CIVILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civility for English Language Learners
: polite, reasonable, and respectful behavior
civilities : polite actions and words
CIVILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of civility for Students
1 : polite behavior <The sparrows showed no kindness or civility to one another … — Brian Jacques, Redwall>
2 : a polite act or thing to say <He offered no civilities, not even a hello.>
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