Courtesy, Excessive

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135. Courtesy, Excessive

  1. Alphonse and Gaston personifications of overdone politeness. [Comics: Horn, 7778]
  2. Haskell, Eddie hypocritical teenager, gracious toward adults, pugnacious toward children. [TV: Leave it to Beaver in Terrace, II, 1819]
  3. Petruchio his excessive courtesy a stratagem to break Katharina. [Br. Lit.: The Taming of the Shrew ]

Covetousness (See GREED .)