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 for courtly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Courtly \Court"ly\ (-l?), a. [From Court.]
     1. Relating or belonging to a court.
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     2. Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.
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              In courtly company or at my beads.    --Shak.
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     3. Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party
        of the court; obsequious. --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Courtly \Court"ly\, adv.
     In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.
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           They can produce nothing so courtly writ. --Dryden
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  courtly
      adj 1: refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a
             royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: courtly,
             formal, stately]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "courtly":
     adulatory, aristocratic, august, bland, blandishing, blarneying,
     buttery, cajoling, ceremonious, chivalric, chivalrous, civilized,
     complimentary, conventional, courtierly, dignified, fair-spoken,
     fawning, fine-spoken, flattering, formal, fulsome, gallant,
     gracious, grand, grave, gushing, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued,
     honeyed, imposing, insincere, insinuating, kingly, knightly, lofty,
     lordly, magisterial, majestic, mealymouthed, noble, obsequious,
     oily, oily-tongued, old-fashioned, old-world, prim, princely,
     queenly, regal, royal, sedate, slimy, slobbery, smarmy, smooth,
     smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, soapy, sober, soft-soaping, solemn,
     starchy, stately, statuesque, stiff, stilted, studied, sycophantic,
     unctuous, venerable, wheedling, worthy
  
  

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