common courtesy

Definition of common courtesy

: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

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

  2. : known to the community

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

  1. : the common people

  2. : a dining hall

  3. : the political group or estate comprising the commoners

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

  2. : a courteous and respectful act or expression

  3. : general allowance despite facts : indulgence

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


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