Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Smoothly; with a polished surface.
  • In a polite manner; with elegance of manners; courteously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete In a polished manner; so as to be smooth or glossy.
  • adverb In a polite manner; with politeness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a polite manner

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a polite manner

Etymologies

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polite +‎ -ly

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