courtly

[kawrt-lee, kohrt-]
adjective, courtlier, courtliest.
1.
polite, refined, or elegant: courtly manners.
2.
flattering; obsequious.
3.
noting, pertaining to, or suitable for the court of a sovereign.
adverb
4.
in a courtly manner; politely or flatteringly.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see court, -ly

courtliness, noun
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courtly (ˈkɔːtlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  of or suitable for a royal court
2.  refined in manner
3.  ingratiating
 
'courtliness
 
n

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courtly
c.1450, "having manners befitting a court," from court + -ly. Meaning "pertaining to the court" is from late 15c. Courtly love "highly conventionalized medieval chivalric love" (amour courtois) is attested from 1896
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Example sentences
His early, moody monochromes in oil and beeswax convey a smoldering ardor that
  is courtly in manner and distraught in tone.
Lewis stood out among his contemporaries for his eloquent oratory and courtly
  manner.
Explores the circulation of courtly and non-courtly masques, including works by
  lesser-known writers.
Without this courtly dance, you would never have been anything more than a
  fertilised egg.
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