in polite society/company

Definition of in polite society/company

  1. :  with people who value good manners Certain words should not be used in polite society/company.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of advanced culture

    :  marked by refined cultural interests and pursuits especially in arts and belles lettres

    :  showing or characterized by correct social usage

  1. :  companionship or association with one's fellows :  friendly or intimate intercourse :  company

    :  a voluntary association of individuals for common ends

    :  an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession

  1. :  of, relating to, or typical of fashionable society

  1. :  association with another :  fellowship

    :  companions, associates

    :  visitors, guests

  1. :  accompany

    :  associate

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a trip made at another's expense

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