He pays, courteous as ever to the cashier, and when I thank him for lunch, he thanks me.
He was courteous, explained the legitimate reason we were briefly pulled over, and then let us continue on our way.
“He was gentle and courteous even though his love of the U.S. had faded over time,” said Bogucki.
mid-14c., earlier curteis (c.1300), from Old French curteis (Modern French courtois) "having courtly bearing or manners," from curt "court" (see court (n.)) + -eis, from Latin -ensis.
Rare before c.1500. In feudal society, also denoting a man of good education (hence the name Curtis). Medieval courts were associated with good behavior and also beauty; e.g. German hübsch "beautiful," from Middle High German hübesch "beautiful," originally "courteous, well-bred," from Old Franconian hofesch, from hof "court." Related: Courteously (mid-14c., kurteis-liche).