polite speech


: somewhat formal speech that is not offensive and can be used in all situations

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Recent Examples on the Web By the turn of the century, the campaign to eradicate it from polite speech was in full force. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023

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“Polite speech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polite%20speech. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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