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Meaning of "courtliness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COURTLINESS

courtliness  [ˈkɔːtlɪnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COURTLINESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Courtliness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COURTLINESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

courtliness

Courtly love

Courtly love was a medieval European literary conception of love that emphasized nobility and chivalry. Medieval literature is filled with examples of knights setting out on adventures and performing various services for ladies because of their “courtly love.” This kind of love is originally a literary fiction created for the entertainment of the nobility, but as time passed, these ideas about love changed and attracted a larger audience. In the high Middle Ages a “game of love” developed around these ideas as a set of social practices. "Loving nobly" was considered to be an enriching and improving practice. Courtly love began in the ducal and princely courts of Aquitaine, Provence, Champagne, ducal Burgundy and the Norman Kingdom of Sicily at the end of the eleventh century. In essence, courtly love was an experience between erotic desire and spiritual attainment that now seems contradictory as "a love at once illicit and morally elevating, passionate and disciplined, humiliating and exalting, human and transcendent".

Definition of courtliness in the English dictionary

The definition of courtliness in the dictionary is refined politeness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COURTLINESS


beggarliness
ˈbeɡəlɪnəs
brotherliness
ˈbrʌðəlɪnəs
cleanliness
ˈklɛnlɪnəs
cowardliness
ˈkaʊədlɪnəs
earliness
ˈɜːlɪnəs
earthliness
ˈɜːθlɪnəs
featliness
ˈfiːtlɪnəs
goodliness
ˈɡʊdlɪnəs
knightliness
ˈnaɪtlɪnəs
likeliness
ˈlaɪklɪnəs
loneliness
ˈləʊnlɪnəs
neighborliness
ˈneɪbəlɪnəs
porcelainous
ˈpɔːsəlɪnəs
priestliness
ˈpriːstlɪnəs
towardliness
ˈtəʊədlɪnəs
uncleanliness
ʌnˈklenlɪnəs
unkindliness
ʌnˈkaɪndlɪnəs
unloveliness
ʌnˈlʌvlɪnəs
unmanliness
ʌnˈmænlɪnəs
unsaintliness
ʌnˈseɪntlɪnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COURTLINESS

courthouse
courtier
courtierism
courtierlike
courtierly
courting couple
courtlet
courtlier
courtliest
courtlike
courtling
courtly
courtly love
Courtrai
courtroom
courts martial
courtship
courtship display
courtside
courtyard

WORDS THAT END LIKE COURTLINESS

agribusiness
big business
bulkiness
business
cleanliness is next to godliness
comeliness
dizziness
do the business
e-business
emptiness
family business
fitness
friendliness
happiness
holiness
laziness
loveliness
readiness
show business
timeliness
trustworthiness

Synonyms and antonyms of courtliness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COURTLINESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «courtliness» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of courtliness

Translation of «courtliness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COURTLINESS

Find out the translation of courtliness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of courtliness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «courtliness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

礼让
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cortesía
570 millions of speakers

English

courtliness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

courtliness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لطف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

изысканность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

courtliness
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিষ্টতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

courtoisie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keadilan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Höflichkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

courtliness
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

courtliness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengadilan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lể độ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

courtliness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

न्यायाची वागणूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

courtliness
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cortesia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

courtliness
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вишуканість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

curtoazie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρχοντιάς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoffelijkheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

courtliness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

courtliness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of courtliness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COURTLINESS»

The term «courtliness» is normally little used and occupies the 138.652 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COURTLINESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «courtliness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «courtliness» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about courtliness

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COURTLINESS»

Discover the use of courtliness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to courtliness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Origins of Courtliness: Civilizing Trends and the ...
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book Argues that the origins of courtliness lie in the German courts, their courtier class, and the education for court service in the tenth and eleventh centuries.
C. Stephen Jaeger, 2011
2
Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of ...
In "Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality," James A. Schultz draws on key texts from the German tradition to explore the answers to this question.
James A. Schultz, 2006
3
Courtly Encounters: Translating Courtliness and Violence in ...
Richly illustrated, Courtly Encounters provides a fresh cross-cultural perspective on early modern Islam, Counter-Reformation Catholicism, Protestantism, and a newly emergent Hindu sphere.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, 2012
4
Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature
Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature explores the early modern interest in conversation as a newly identified art.
Jennifer Richards, 2003
5
Knights at Court: Courtliness, Chivalry, and Courtesy from ...
"The first comprehensive history of courtliness and chivalry in their literary and cultural contexts.
Aldo D. Scaglione, 1991
6
Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness: Selected Papers ...
The court exercised an enormous amount of influence on the culture of the middle ages, as the essays collected here demonstrate.
International Courtly Literature Society. Congress, Keith Busby, Christopher Kleinhenz, 2006
7
Courtliness and literature in medieval England
Above all, he reconsiders the question of 'courtly love'. This book is intended for a wide audience of those eager to understand medieval values, and will be of particular value to students of literature in English and French departments.
J. D. Burnley, 1998
8
Donne, Castiglione, and the Poetry of Courtliness
In these revelatory readings of some of Donne's best-known poems, Peter DeSa Wiggins demonstrates that this book fired Donne's imagination and that, in his secular poetry, Donne applies, adapts, and unfolds to its fullest potential the ...
Peter DeSa Wiggins, 2000
9
Shaping Courtliness in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of ...
Shaping the Courtly Other Courtliness, it is argued in a number of essays in this volume, is an ideal that may be associated with a time, a place, a political system, and an ethos. The four essays in this section explore courtly shape-shifting and ...
Daniel E. O'Sullivan, Laurie Shepard, 2013
10
Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales: The Medieval Latin Past ...
the courtliness of - Per Nykrog's Les Fabliaux has become a classic of medieval literary scholarship because of its lucidity and thoroughness in making several major provocative assertions, one of which was that the fabliaux did not ...
Jan M. Ziolkowski, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COURTLINESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term courtliness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dissenting Justice Scalia's sarcastic rebuke raises eyebrows
“There's a much greater tradition of what I'll describe as old-world courtliness in the way in which judges in Canada speak to one another. «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
2
Howard Munce at 100: An artist's odyssey
The charm, the gentleness, indeed the courtliness and the wit are all still there. Although the body is frail, the memory, given a tug, springs to life ... «Minuteman News Center, Jun 15»
3
Movie reviews: Mr Holmes, The Longest Ride, The Burning
There she meets Luke (Scott Eastwood), a beefy bull rider whose southern courtliness and gentle ways win her over. But their differing interests ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
4
What John Carroll did for me, and others
He was smart, courtly in demeanor and conduct, intellectually curious, and witty. He was also tough-minded, steel beneath the courtliness. «Baltimore Sun, Jun 15»
5
The Queen of Spades, ENO, review: 'Someone should tell David …
Ignoring all the music's dimension of rococo sophistication and courtliness while simultaneously failing to create an atmosphere of encroaching ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
6
The darling of Dublin – An Irishman's Diary about Alfie Byrne
He was by all accounts a charming man himself, famously dapper, with an “old-world courtliness” and a refined Dublin accent that has since ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»
7
Wondering 'how to remove a troublesome man from the room …
... Hutton Alliance for Historically Accurate Hoplology and Antagonistics” (BWAHAHAHA) and conduct their workouts with studied courtliness. «The Seattle Times, Jun 15»
8
Small Screen: Outlander writers face special challenge for finale
“I just want this to be a pleasant experience for us both,” he tells Jamie with chilling courtliness as the punishment that dominated last week's ... «Times Colonist, May 15»
9
'Outlander' season finale: hard to watch, yet a responsible display of …
"I just want this to be a pleasant experience for us both," he tells Jamie with chilling courtliness as the punishment that dominated last week's ... «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, May 15»
10
New City Theater hits theatrical pay dirt with 'Mud'
Catalano captures Henry's gentle courtliness, mottled with self-centered pomposity. After a savage role reversal, he stunningly descends into ... «The Seattle Times, May 15»

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